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Definition of the noun braid

What does braid mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: braids

  1. a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
  2. trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains

Alternative definition of the noun braid


  1. [obsolete] A sudden movement; a jerk, a wrench. [definition 11th-17th c.]
  2. A weave of three or more strands of fibers, ribbons, cords or hair often for decoration. [definition from 16th c.]

Definition of the verb braid

What does braid mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: braided | braiding | braids

  1. make by braiding or interlacing
    • domain: handicraft
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonyms of braid: lace / plait
    • more generic words: tissue / weave = create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton
  2. decorate with braids or ribbons
  3. form or weave into a braid or braids

Alternative definition of the verb braid


  1. [obsolete] [transitive] To make a sudden movement with, to jerk.
  2. [archaic] [intransitive] To start into motion.
  3. [transitive] To weave together, intertwine (strands of fibers, ribbons, etc.); to arrange (hair) in braids.


"Braid" is a 2011 short drama film written and directed by Chun-Yi Hsieh.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Braid

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Google previewMoonshine beyond the Monster (2006)

The Bridge Connecting Algebra, Modular Forms and Physics by Terry Gannon

is a braid equivalence – it must be, since Braid is a braided monoidal category.

Google previewLampshade Making (2013)

by F. J. Christopher

Braid is a woven material usually manufactured in straight lengths in various colours and patterns—most braids are made from cotton. Gimp is a...

Google previewInteractive Storytelling for Video Games (2012)

Proven Writing Techniques for Role Playing Games, Online Games, First Person Shooters, and more by Josiah Lebowitz, Chris Klug

Jonathan Blow's Braid is an independent game created almost solely by Blow himself and artist David Hellman. It was released on the Xbox 360 to surprising critical acclaim and commercial success and later ported to both the ...

Google previewCool Crafts with Old Jeans (2010)

Green Projects for Resourceful Kids by Carol Sirrine

The braid is a classic hairstyle that works anywhere from Step 1 Cut the waistband from a pair of jeans. Remove the belt loops and save for step 6. Step 2 If your jeans have reinforced outer seams, cut them out of both pant legs. If your jeans ...

Google previewCompassionate Knitting (2011)

Finding Basic Goodness in the Work of Our Hands by Tara Jon Manning

Celtic Braid: The Braid is a knitted representation of interlacement found carved in Celtic stonework and the early Christian high crosses. This shows an artistic bridge between the traditions, linked by the Aran culture. The knitted braid is also ...

Google previewWriting Interactive Music for Video Games (2014)

A Composer's Guide by Michael Sweet

Braid is a registered trademark of Number None, Inc. Castlevania, Dance Dance Revolution, Frogger, Gyruss, Metal Gear Solid, and Silent Hill are registered trademarks of Konami Digital Entertainment Co. Choose Your Own Adventure is a ...

Google previewMusic in the Words (2009)

Musical Form and Counterpoint in the Twentieth Century Novel by Alan Frederick Shockley

The "Ant Fugue" from Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid Published in 1979 and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1980 (in the General Non- fiction category), Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid is a difficult work to classify.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tunisian Crochet (2004)

by Angela Grabowski

Simple Braid Repeat Row 3 to create pattern. Rows 1 & 2: Forward and Return – Work Tss as you normally would. Row 3: Forward – Pick up loops up to Braid placement. Count down 3 rows before.

Google previewThe Language of Fashion Dictionary and Digest of Fabric, Sewing and Dress (2013)

by Mary Brooks Picken

Small, round, closely woven braid. Used for trimming. rattail b. Tubular silk braid resembling rat's tail. Used for trimming. rice b. Braid similar to coronation, but smaller in size, with thick parts spaced to give appearance of grains of rice. Used in ...

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight

BRAID SIZING AND POLISHING. a brn<l by the head, and by which it is driven into its appointed place. Braid. (Fabric.) A narrow woolen woven goods, used for binding. Among the materials used for bonnet-braid may be mentioned, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of United States Army Insignia and Uniforms (1996)

by William K. Emerson

This major, assigned to a division general stafl in Hawaii during the mid- I930s, has the black braid and General Stafl Corps lapel insignia. Fig. 31-11. On the overcoat sleeve General Stafl Corps oflicers wore a black l/z-inch-wide sleeve band ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1818)

by John Jamieson

To BRADE, BRAID, v.n, h Tomove quickly, to tate long steps in rapid succession. Douglas. 2. To spring, to start. Gawan and Gol. 3.

Google previewEtymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ... Abriged from the 4. Ed (1818)

To BRADE, BRAID, v. m. 1. To move quickly, to take long steps in rapid succession. Douglas. 2. To spring, to start. Gawan and Gol. 3.

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Quotes about Braid

sparkling amethysts
surrounded by jade
magic twined together
through a silver braid

Rubies so alive
coloured by blood
clustered together
like a rose bud

promise of eternal
magic in stones
love in metal
she adorns (Shweta Khosla)
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Scrabble value of B3R1A1I1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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