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braiding


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Braiding  \Braid"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  making  or  using  braids. 
 
  2.  Braids,  collectively;  trimming. 
 
  A  gentleman  enveloped  in  mustachios,  whiskers,  fur 
  collars,  and  braiding.  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  braiding 
  n  :  used  to  decorate  clothes  or  curtains  [syn:  {braid},  {gold 
  braid}] 




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