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In my college days, I went wild with my hair. I dyed it every color in the book and, quite naturally, my hair would break off from all the damage. When our hair breaks off, of course, there's only one thing to do - braid it up. I wore braids for a while and would always feel like I just never knew what to do with my hair.
Kimberly Elise

Meaning of "braid" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BRAID

Old English bregdan to move suddenly, weave together; compare Old Norse bregtha, Old High German brettan to draw a sword.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BRAID

braid  [breɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BRAID

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Braid is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb braid in English.

WHAT DOES BRAID MEAN IN ENGLISH?

braid

Braid

A braid is a complex structure or pattern formed by intertwining three or more strands of flexible material such as textile fibres, wire, or hair. Compared to the process of weaving a wide sheet of cloth from two separate, perpendicular groups of strands, a braid is usually long and narrow, with each component strand functionally equivalent in zigzagging forward through the overlapping mass of the others. The simplest possible braid is a flat, solid, three-strand structure in some countries/cases called a plait. More complex braids can be constructed from an arbitrary number of strands to create a wider range of structures: wider ribbon-like bands, hollow or solid cylindrical cords, or broad mats which resemble a rudimentary perpendicular weave. Braids are commonly used to make rope, decorative objects, and hairstyles. Complex braids have been used to create hanging fibre artworks. Braiding is also used to prepare horses' manes and tails for showing, polo and polocrosse.

Definition of braid in the English dictionary

The first definition of braid in the dictionary is to interweave several strands of ; plait. Other definition of braid is to make by such weaving. Braid is also to dress or bind with a ribbon, etc.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BRAID

PRESENT

Present
I braid
you braid
he/she/it braids
we braid
you braid
they braid
Present continuous
I am braiding
you are braiding
he/she/it is braiding
we are braiding
you are braiding
they are braiding
Present perfect
I have braided
you have braided
he/she/it has braided
we have braided
you have braided
they have braided
Present perfect continuous
I have been braiding
you have been braiding
he/she/it has been braiding
we have been braiding
you have been braiding
they have been braiding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I braided
you braided
he/she/it braided
we braided
you braided
they braided
Past continuous
I was braiding
you were braiding
he/she/it was braiding
we were braiding
you were braiding
they were braiding
Past perfect
I had braided
you had braided
he/she/it had braided
we had braided
you had braided
they had braided
Past perfect continuous
I had been braiding
you had been braiding
he/she/it had been braiding
we had been braiding
you had been braiding
they had been braiding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will braid
you will braid
he/she/it will braid
we will braid
you will braid
they will braid
Future continuous
I will be braiding
you will be braiding
he/she/it will be braiding
we will be braiding
you will be braiding
they will be braiding
Future perfect
I will have braided
you will have braided
he/she/it will have braided
we will have braided
you will have braided
they will have braided
Future perfect continuous
I will have been braiding
you will have been braiding
he/she/it will have been braiding
we will have been braiding
you will have been braiding
they will have been braiding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would braid
you would braid
he/she/it would braid
we would braid
you would braid
they would braid
Conditional continuous
I would be braiding
you would be braiding
he/she/it would be braiding
we would be braiding
you would be braiding
they would be braiding
Conditional perfect
I would have braid
you would have braid
he/she/it would have braid
we would have braid
you would have braid
they would have braid
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been braiding
you would have been braiding
he/she/it would have been braiding
we would have been braiding
you would have been braiding
they would have been braiding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you braid
we let´s braid
you braid
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to braid
Past participle
braided
Present Participle
braiding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BRAID


afraid
əˈfreɪd
Belgrade
bɛlˈɡreɪd
comrade
ˈkɒmreɪd
degrade
dɪˈɡreɪd
digitigrade
ˈdɪdʒɪtɪˌɡreɪd
downgrade
ˈdaʊnˌɡreɪd
first-grade
ˌfɜːstˈɡreɪd
frayed
freɪd
grade
ɡreɪd
high-grade
ˌhaɪˈɡreɪd
low-grade
ˈləʊɡreɪd
masquerade
ˌmæskəˈreɪd
misgrade
ˌmɪsˈɡreɪd
parade
pəˈreɪd
raid
reɪd
retrograde
ˈrɛtrəʊˌɡreɪd
tirade
taɪˈreɪd
trade
treɪd
upgrade
ʌpˈɡreɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BRAID

braided
braider
braiding
brail
Braille
brailler
braillewriter
braillist
brain
brain candy
brain cell
brain coral
brain damage
brain death
brain drain
brain fever
brain fingerprinting
brain gain
brain haemorrhage

WORDS THAT END LIKE BRAID

abraid
air raid
bank raid
bear raid
border raid
counterraid
dawn raid
drug raid
drugs raid
embraid
gold braid
hit-and-run raid
no-knock raid
Noraid
ram raid
ram-raid
smash-and-grab raid
unafraid
unbraid
upbraid

Synonyms and antonyms of braid in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BRAID»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «braid» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of braid

Translation of «braid» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BRAID

Find out the translation of braid to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of braid from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «braid» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

流穗
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

galón
570 millions of speakers

English

braid
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चोटी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جديلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

оплетка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

trança
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিনুনি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

galon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tocang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Borte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

組みひも
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

노끈
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Braid
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thắt băng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பின்னல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वेणी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

saç örgüsü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

passamano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

warkocz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

обплетення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

panglica
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πλεξούδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

braid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fläta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

flette
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of braid

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BRAID»

The term «braid» is very widely used and occupies the 19.181 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BRAID» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about braid

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6 QUOTES WITH «BRAID»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word braid.
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Rosecrans Baldwin
Paris's neighborhoods, the arrondissements, are organized like a twist. They spiral from the river like toilet water flushing in reverse and erupting out of the bowl - a corkscrew or what have you, a flattened pig's tail, a whorling braid notched one to 20.
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Russell Banks
One of the things I have tried to do with this book and with all of them really is avoid that simple, easy, reductionist view of motivation and to show we do things for a complex net of reasons, a real braid of reasons.
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Kimberly Elise
In my college days, I went wild with my hair. I dyed it every color in the book and, quite naturally, my hair would break off from all the damage. When our hair breaks off, of course, there's only one thing to do - braid it up. I wore braids for a while and would always feel like I just never knew what to do with my hair.
4
M.I.A.
When I first came out, I was a film student, and my mom sewed clothes. I was already doing a million things then, whatever it took to survive. If I had to braid someone's hair to get one pound for my lunch money, that's what I did.
5
Tracee Ellis Ross
When I'm not working, I spend a lot of time on my hair. When it's time for my hair to get some rest, I either wear it in a ponytail, bun or my favorite 'milkmaid' braid.
6
Yulia Tymoshenko
Everything that I have is natural - braid, nails - I practically never use cosmetics. They often ask me in the provinces about my braid.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BRAID»

Discover the use of braid in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to braid and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
'Every few decades an unknown author brings outa book of such depth, clarity, range, wit, beauty and originality that it is recognized at once as a major literary event. This is such a work' - Martin Gardner
Douglas R. Hofstadter, 2000
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French Braid Quilts: 14 Quick Quilts with Dramatic Results
Simple Piecing - Spectacular Quilts.
Jane Hardy Miller, 2010
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French Braid Transformation: 12 Spectacular Strip-Pieced Quilts
You'll be inspired by a wide variety of color schemes from neutrals to primaries, and everything in between. Start at the beginning with the traditional version, and work your way through Jane's exciting, modern evolution of this pattern.
Jane Hardy Miller, 2011
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French Braid Obsession: New Ideas for the Imaginative Quilter
New Ways to Indulge Your Passion for French Braid Quilts. 8 all-new projects feature lots of spectacular new ways to French braid your quilts.
Jane Hardy Miller, 2010
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Braid of Feathers: American Indian Law and Contemporary ...
In this ambitious and moving book, Frank Pommersheim, who lived and worked on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation for ten years, challenges the dominant legal history of American Indians and their tribes a history that concedes far too ...
Frank Pommersheim, 1997
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Braid and Knot Theory in Dimension Four
Thus, one can use braid theory to study knot theory and vice versa. In this book, the author generalizes braid theory to dimension four. He develops the theory of surface braids and applies it to study surface links.
Seiichi Kamada, 2002
7
Grooming To Win: How to Groom, Trim, Braid, and Prepare Your ...
This is the definitive book on grooming your horse to catch the judge’s eye.
Susan E. Harris, 2008
8
Silver Wire Jewelry: Projects to Coil, Braid & Knit
Use simple techniques to create silver wire jewelry with sinuous forms, graceful lines, and inviting textures.
Irene From Petersen, 2004
9
A Braid of Lives: Native American Childhood
Weaves the testimony of many Native Americans into a single narrative of childhood and growing up.
Neil Philip, 2000
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Braid Groups
Braids and braid groups, the focus of this text, have been at the heart of important mathematical developments over the last two decades.
Christian Kassel, O. Dodane, Vladimir Turaev, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BRAID»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term braid is used in the context of the following news items.
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Fun and Flirty for Summer! Try the Waterfall Braid Remix with Help …
Celebrity stylist David Lopez gave Adrienne step-by-step instructions on how to create the Waterfall Remix Braid with help from SheaMoisture ... «Extra, Jul 15»
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Braid: First NDP Stampede breakfast short on PCs but long on …
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley serves up pancakes at the annual Premier's Stampede breakfast in Calgary, Alta., on Monday, July 6, 2015. «Calgary Herald, Jul 15»
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New Summer 2015 Braid Ideas: Lipstick.com - Glamour
This swirly French braid was touched by a unicorn (or most likely done with the help of Bumble and Bumble SprayChalk) and makes a high ... «Glamour, Jul 15»
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Braid: How did NDP's Joe Ceci end up at Harper chest-thumper …
More from Don Braid, Calgary Herald. Published on: July 5, 2015 | Last Updated: July 5, 2015 8:08 PM MDT. Joe Ceci waves to the crowds at the Calgary ... «Calgary Herald, Jul 15»
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This Oceanic Feeling exclusive interview - Chris Braid talks music …
Debut album from This Oceanic Feeling - Universal Mind is released on 17th July through Cherry Red Records. The band is Chris Braide ... «FemaleFirst.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Braid: With polls plunging, Notley saddles up for Stampede Parade
Rachel Notley is sworn in as Alberta's 17th premier in Edmonton on May 24, 2015. JASON FRANSON / THE CANADIAN PRESS. Share Adjust ... «Calgary Herald, Jul 15»
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Jessica Simpson's Daughter's Cute Braid And Unicorn Balloon Will …
Serious braid envy! Jessica Simpson's three-year-old daughter Maxwell Drew's hair is so Pinterest-worthy we're sure it's on at least a million ... «PerezHilton.com, Jul 15»
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Braid: Are more new taxes coming from the NDP?
Asked Tuesday if the NDP might bring in more new tax hikes, Finance Minister Joe Ceci didn't say no, while admitting he'd love to find new ... «Calgary Herald, Jul 15»
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Upgrade Your Braid: Beyoncé, FKA twigs and More Provide Endless …
Posted by actresses, models and musicians, the new breed of braid consists of endless permutations, all of which turn would-be simple styles ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
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Amber Heard's Braid Leaves All Other Braids in the Dust
Out of all the gifts Magic Mike XXL has bestowed upon us—Channing Tatum's Pinterest habit, Matt Bomer serenading Andie MacDowell like an ... «MarieClaire.com, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Braid [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/braid>. May 2020 ».
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