Braid

Definition of Braid

Pronunciation: brād
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Braided; p. pr. & vb. n. Braiding.]
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.
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.
1.
1.A quick motion; a start.
2.A fancy; freak; caprice.
v. i.1.To start; to awake.
a.1.Deceitful.
Since Frenchmen are so braid,
Marry that will, I live and die a maid.
- Shak.

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