What is braid?

  • (verb): Form or weave into a braid or braids.
    Example: "Braid hair"
    Synonyms: pleach
    See also — Additional definitions below


A braid (also called plait) is a complex structure or pattern formed by intertwining three or more strands of flexible material such as textile fibres, wire, or human hair. Compared to the process of weaving a wide sheet of cloth from two separate, perpendicular groups of strands (warp and weft), a braid is usually long and narrow, with each component strand functionally equivalent in zigzagging forward through the overlapping mass of the others.

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More definitions of "braid":

  • (verb): Make by braiding or interlacing.
    Synonyms: lace, plait
  • (noun): A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair.
    Synonyms: plait, tress, twist
  • (verb): Decorate with braids or ribbons.
    Example: "Braid a collar"

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