Braids



to weave together strips or strands of; plait:
to braid the hair.
to form by such weaving:
to braid a rope.
to bind or confine (the hair) with a band, ribbon, etc.
to trim with braid, as a garment.
a braided length or plait, especially of hair.
a hair style formed by interweaving three or more strands of hair.
a narrow, ropelike band formed by plaiting or weaving together several strands of silk, cotton, or other material, used as trimming for garments, drapery, etc.
a band, ribbon, etc., for binding or confining the hair.
Contemporary Examples

Touching Sylvia Plath’s Hair Jessica Ferri February 10, 2013
Coolio: From Gangsta Rap to ‘Ghetto Gourmet’ Rachel Syme December 7, 2009
The Cost: What Stop and Frisk Does to a Young Man’s Soul Rilla Askew May 20, 2014
Selena Gomez on Playing a Bikini-Clad Vigilante in ‘Spring Breakers’ Marlow Stern March 19, 2013
Touching Sylvia Plath’s Hair Jessica Ferri February 10, 2013

Historical Examples

Shaman Robert Shea
Her Father’s Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
The Wind Before the Dawn Dell H. Munger
Hester’s Counterpart Jean K. Baird
An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs Sylvanus Griswold Morley

verb (transitive)
to interweave several strands of (hair, thread, etc); plait
to make by such weaving: to braid a rope
to dress or bind (the hair) with a ribbon, etc
to decorate with an ornamental trim or border: to braid a skirt
noun
a length of hair, fabric, etc, that has been braided; plait
narrow ornamental tape of woven silk, wool, etc
adjective
broad
adverb
broadly; frankly
n.
v.
n.

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