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English noun: braid

1. braid (body) a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

Synonymsplait, tress, twist

Broader (hypernym)coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle

Narrower (hyponym)pigtail, queue

2. braid (artifact) trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains

Synonymsbraiding, gold braid

Broader (hypernym)passementerie, trim, trimming

Narrower (hyponym)aglet, aiglet, aiguilette, soutache

English verb: braid

1. braid (creation) make by braiding or interlacing

SamplesLace a tablecloth.

Synonymslace, plait

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)tissue, weave

Domain categoryhandicraft

2. braid (contact) decorate with braids or ribbons

SamplesBraid a collar.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

3. braid (contact) form or weave into a braid or braids

SamplesBraid hair.

ExamplesThey braid their hair


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)interweave, weave


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