Braid (?), n. 1. A
plait, band, or narrow fabric formed by intertwining or weaving together
A braid of hair composed of two different colors
2. A narrow fabric, as of wool, silk, or linen,
used for binding, trimming, or ornamenting dresses, etc.
Braid, n. [Cf.Icel. breg?a to move
1. A quick motion; a start. [Obs.]
2. A fancy; freak; caprice. [Obs.] R.
Braid v. i. To start; to awake.
Braid, a. [AS. bræd,
bred, deceit; akin to Icel. bragð 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.
Braid (brād), 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.
bregða, 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.
2. To mingle, or to bring to a uniformly soft
consistence, by beating, rubbing, or straining, as in some culinary
3. To reproach. [Obs.] See Upbraid.