Definition of braid noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//breɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//breɪd//
    Describing hair
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  1. 1[uncountable] thin coloured rope that is used to decorate furniture and military uniforms The general's uniform was trimmed with gold braid. The curtains were trimmed with silk braid.
  2. 2(especially North American English) (British English also plait) [countable] a long piece of something, especially hair, that is divided into three parts and twisted together She wears her hair in braids. See related entries: Describing hair
  3. Word OriginOld English bregdan ‘make a sudden movement’, also ‘interweave’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch breien (verb).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: braid