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Braid vs. Plait

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Braidverb

To make a sudden movement with, to jerk.

Plaitnoun

A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat.

‘a box plait’;

Braidverb

To start into motion.

Plaitnoun

A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat.

Braidverb

(transitive) To weave together, intertwine (strands of fibers, ribbons, etc.); to arrange (hair) in braids.

Plaitverb

(transitive) To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat

‘to plait a ruffle’;

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Braidverb

To mix, or make uniformly soft, by beating, rubbing, or straining, as in preparing food.

Plaitverb

(transitive) To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid

‘to plait hair’; ‘plaiting rope’;

Braidverb

(obsolete) To reproach; to upbraid.

Plaitnoun

A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat; as, a box plait.

‘The plaits and foldings of the drapery.’;

Braidnoun

(obsolete) A sudden movement; a jerk, a wrench.

Plaitnoun

A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat.

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Braidnoun

A weave of three or more strands of fibers, ribbons, cords or hair often for decoration.

Plaitverb

To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat; as, to plait a ruffle.

Braidnoun

A stranded wire composed of a number of smaller wires twisted together

Plaitverb

To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid; to plat; as, to plait hair; to plait rope.

Braidnoun

A tubular sheath made of braided strands of metal placed around a central cable for shielding against electromagnetic interference.

Plaitnoun

a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

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Braidnoun

A fancy; freak; caprice.

Plaitnoun

any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape

Braidverb

To weave, interlace, or entwine together, as three or more strands or threads; to form into a braid; to plait.

‘Braid your locks with rosy twine.’;

Plaitverb

make by braiding or interlacing;

‘lace a tablecloth’;

Braidverb

To mingle, or to bring to a uniformly soft consistence, by beating, rubbing, or straining, as in some culinary operations.

Plaitverb

weave into plaits;

‘plait hair’;

Braidverb

To reproach. [Obs.] See Upbraid.

Plaitnoun

a single length of hair, straw, rope, or other material made up of three or more interlaced strands

‘she wore her dark hair in plaits’;

Braidverb

To start; to awake.

Plaitnoun

archaic term for pleat

Braidnoun

A plait, band, or narrow fabric formed by intertwining or weaving together different strands.

‘A braid of hair composed of two different colors twined together.’;

Plaitverb

form (hair, straw, rope, or other material) into a plait or plaits

‘her hair had been plaited and coiled at the back of her head’;

Braidnoun

A narrow fabric, as of wool, silk, or linen, used for binding, trimming, or ornamenting dresses, etc.

Plaitverb

make (something) by forming material into a plait or plaits

‘a basket plaited from strips of flax’;

Braidnoun

A quick motion; a start.

Braidnoun

A fancy; freak; caprice.

Braidadjective

Deceitful.

‘Since Frenchmen are so braid,Marry that will, I live and die a maid.’;

Braidnoun

a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

Braidnoun

trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains

Braidverb

make by braiding or interlacing;

‘lace a tablecloth’;

Braidverb

decorate with braids or ribbons;

‘braid a collar’;

Braidverb

form or weave into a braid or braids;

‘braid hair’;

Braidnoun

threads of silk, cotton, or other material woven into a decorative band for edging or trimming garments

‘fancy braids’; ‘a coat trimmed with gold braid’;

Braidnoun

a length of hair made up of three or more interlaced strands

‘her hair curled neatly in blonde braids’;

Braidnoun

a length made up of three or more interlaced strands of any flexible material

‘a flexible copper braid’;

Braidverb

interlace three or more strands of (hair or other flexible material) to form a length

‘their long hair was tightly braided’;

Braidverb

edge or trim (a garment) with braid

‘braided red trousers’;

Braidverb

(of a river or stream) flow into shallow interconnected channels divided by deposited earth or alluvium

‘a braided river carries an enormous burden of sand and gravel’;

Braid

A braid (also referred to as a plait) is a complex structure or pattern formed by interlacing two or more strands of flexible material such as textile yarns, wire, or hair. Braids have been made for thousands of years, in many different cultures around the world, for a variety of uses.

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