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braid


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Braid  \Braid\,  n. 
  1.  A  plait,  band,  or  narrow  fabric  formed  by  intertwining  or 
  weaving  together  different  strands. 
 
  A  braid  of  hair  composed  of  two  different  colors 
  twined  together.  --Scott. 
 
  2.  A  narrow  fabric,  as  of  wool,  silk,  or  linen,  used  for 
  binding,  trimming,  or  ornamenting  dresses,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Braid  \Braid\  (br[=a]d),  v.  t.  [imp.  &.  p.  p.  {Braided};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Braiding}.]  [OE.  braiden,  breiden,  to  pull  reach, 
  braid,  AS  bregdan  to  move  to  and  fro,  to  weave;  akin.  to 
  Icel.  breg[eth]a,  D.  breiden  to  knit,  OS  bregdan  to  weave, 
  OHG.  brettan  to  brandish.  Cf  {Broid}.] 
  1.  To  weave,  interlace,  or  entwine  together,  as  three  or  more 
  strands  or  threads;  to  form  into  a  braid;  to  plait. 
 
  Braid  your  locks  with  rosy  twine.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  mingle,  or  to  bring  to  a  uniformly  soft  consistence,  by 
  beating,  rubbing,  or  straining,  as  in  some  culinary 
  operations. 
 
  3.  To  reproach.  [Obs.]  See  {Upbraid}.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Braid  \Braid\,  n.  [Cf.Icel.  breg?a  to  move  quickly.] 
  1.  A  quick  motion;  a  start  [Obs.]  --Sackville. 
 
  2.  A  fancy;  freak;  caprice.  [Obs.]  --R.  Hyrde. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Braid  \Braid\,  a.  [AS.  br[ae]d,  bred,  deceit;  akin  to  Icel. 
  brag[eth]  trick,  AS  bredan,  bregdan  to  braid,  knit,  hence 
  to  knit  a  net,  to  draw  into  a  net,  i.  e.,  to  deceive.  See 
  {Braid},  v.  t.] 
  Deceitful.  [Obs.] 
 
  Since  Frenchmen  are  so  braid,  Marry  that  will  I  live 
  and  die  a  maid.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Braid  \Braid\  v.  i. 
  To  start  to  awake.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  braid 
  n  1:  a  hairdo  formed  by  braiding  or  twisting  the  hair  [syn:  {plait}, 
  {tress},  {twist}] 
  2:  used  to  decorate  clothes  or  curtains  [syn:  {gold  braid},  {braiding}] 
  v  1:  make  by  braiding  [syn:  {lace},  {plait}] 
  2:  decorate  with  braids  or  ribbons;  "braid  a  collar" 
  3:  form  or  weave  into  a  braid  or  braids;  "braid  hair"  [syn:  {pleach}] 
  [ant:  {unbraid}] 




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