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braid

noun uk   us   /breɪd/

braid noun (CLOTH)

[U] (also braiding) a thin strip of cloth or twisted threads that is attached to clothes, uniforms, or other things made of cloth, as a decoration: The captain of the ship wore a cap decorated with gold braid (= twisted gold threads).

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 special pattern: She usually wears her hair in a braid/in two braids.

braid

verb [I or T] uk   us   /breɪd/ mainly US (UK usually plait)
to join three or more pieces of hair or string-like material by putting them over each other in a special pattern: She braided the horse's tail. a braided leather bracelet/belt
Translations of “braid”
in Arabic يُضَفّر…
in Korean (머리나 밧줄 등을) 따다…
in Malaysian tocang…
in French tresser…
in Turkish saç örgüsü, kurdela, kordon…
in Italian intrecciare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 布, (作裝飾用的)穗帶,鑲邊…
in Russian коса, тесьма…
in Polish warkocz, lamówka…
in Vietnamese bện…
in Spanish trenzar…
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 Indonesian mengepang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 布, (作装饰用的)穗带,镶边…
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