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Braid vs. Plait

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Main Difference

The main difference between Braid and Plait is that the A braid is a complex structure or pattern formed by interlacing three or more strands of flexible material such as textile yarns, wire, or hair and Plait is a is the usual word in BE, although the younger generation may know it as "braid".

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Wikipedia
  • Braid (verb)

    To make a sudden movement with, to jerk.

  • Braid (verb)

    To start into motion.

  • Braid (verb)

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

  • Braid (verb)

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

  • Braid (verb)

    To reproach; to upbraid.

  • Braid (noun)

    A sudden movement; a jerk, a wrench. 11th-17thc.

  • Braid (noun)

    A weave of three or more strands of fibers, ribbons, cords or hair often for decoration. from 16thc.

  • Braid (noun)

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

  • Braid (noun)

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

  • Braid (noun)

    A fancy; freak; caprice.

  • Plait (noun)

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

    "a box plait"

  • Plait (noun)

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

  • Plait (verb)

    To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat

    "to plait a ruffle"

  • Plait (verb)

    To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid

    "to plait hair"

    "plaiting rope"

Wiktionary
  • Braid (noun)

    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"

  • Braid (noun)

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

    "her hair curled neatly in blonde braids"

  • Braid (noun)

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

    "a flexible copper braid"

  • Braid (verb)

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

    "their long hair was tightly braided"

  • Braid (verb)

    edge or trim (a garment) with braid

    "braided red trousers"

  • Braid (verb)

    (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"

  • Plait (noun)

    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"

  • Plait (noun)

    archaic term for pleat

  • Plait (verb)

    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"

  • Plait (verb)

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

    "a basket plaited from strips of flax"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Braid

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

  • Braid

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

  • Braid

    To reproach. [Obs.] See Upbraid.

  • Braid (noun)

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

  • Braid (noun)

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

  • Braid (noun)

    A quick motion; a start.

  • Braid (noun)

    A fancy; freak; caprice.

  • Braid (verb)

    To start; to awake.

  • Braid (adjective)

    Deceitful.

  • Plait (noun)

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

  • Plait (noun)

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

  • Plait

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

  • Plait

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Braid (noun)

    a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

  • Braid (noun)

    trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains

  • Braid (verb)

    make by braiding or interlacing;

    "lace a tablecloth"

  • Braid (verb)

    decorate with braids or ribbons;

    "braid a collar"

  • Braid (verb)

    form or weave into a braid or braids;

    "braid hair"

  • Plait (noun)

    a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

  • Plait (noun)

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

  • Plait (verb)

    make by braiding or interlacing;

    "lace a tablecloth"

  • Plait (verb)

    weave into plaits;

    "plait hair"

Princeton's WordNet

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