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Meaning of “braid” in the English Dictionary

"braid" in British English

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uk   us   /breɪd/
  • braid noun (HAIR)

[C] mainly US (UK usually plait) a ​length of ​hair or other ​material that is ​divided into three ​parts that are then ​crossed over each other in a ​specialpattern: She usually ​wears her ​hair in a braid/in two braids.

braidverb [I or T]

uk   us   /breɪd/ mainly US (UK usually plait)
(Definition of braid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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braidverb [I/T]

 us   /breɪd/
  • braid verb [I/T] (ARRANGE HAIR)

to ​join three or more ​lengths of ​hair or other ​material by putting them over each other in a ​specialpattern: [I/T] My ​sistertaught me how to braid (my ​hair).


 us   /breɪd/
  • braid noun (HAIR)

[C] pieces of ​hair or other ​materialjoined in a ​specialpattern: Andrea ​wears her ​hair in braids.
  • braid noun (CLOTH)

[U] a ​thinstrip of ​cloth or ​twistedthreads used as ​decoration esp. in ​uniforms: gold braid
(Definition of braid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “braid”
in Korean (머리나 밧줄 등을) 따다…
in Arabic يُضَفّر…
in Malaysian tocang…
in French tresser…
in Russian коса, тесьма…
in Chinese (Traditional) 布, (作裝飾用的)穗帶,鑲邊…
in Italian intrecciare…
in Turkish saç örgüsü, kurdela, kordon…
in Polish warkocz, lamówka…
in Spanish trenzar…
in Vietnamese bện…
in Portuguese trançar…
in Thai ถัก (เปีย)…
in German flechten…
in Catalan trenar…
in Japanese (髪を)三つ編みにする, (ロープなど)を編む…
in Chinese (Simplified) 布, (作装饰用的)穗带,镶边…
in Indonesian mengepang…
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