Meaning of “braid” in the English Dictionary

"braid" in British English

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uk /breɪd/ us /breɪd/

braidverb [ I or T ]

uk /breɪd/ us /breɪd/ mainly US UK usually plait

(Definition of “braid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"braid" in American English

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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 special pattern:

[ I/T ] My sister taught me how to braid (my hair).


us /breɪd/

braid noun (HAIR)

[ C ] pieces of hair or other material joined in a special pattern:

Andrea wears her hair in braids.

braid noun (CLOTH)

[ U ] a thin strip of cloth or twisted threads used as decoration esp. in uniforms:

gold braid

(Definition of “braid” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)