from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Braided embroidery or trim.
  • n. Braids considered as a group.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of braid.
  • n. A braided trimming used as decoration on clothes or curtains

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of making or using braids.
  • n. Braids, collectively; trimming.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of making or attaching braids.
  • n. Braids collectively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains


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  • They were also given new dresses and encouraged to participate in traditionally feminine grooming activities, such as braiding each other's hair.

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  • While textiles can be found in the "iChange" in their original form in other areas, they are newly interpreted on seats and cargo floor using various refinement techniques such as braiding and gathering and a combination of both.


  • And without new saplings and their fortifying root-systems, the rivers began to erode their banks, eventually channelizing and "braiding" as they spread out along the newly-unstable valley floors.


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