Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Ornamental embroidery or braiding.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To roast.
  • See bread.
  • noun See bread,braid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Breadth.
  • noun rare A braid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete Ornamental embroidery
  • noun obsolete A braid.

Etymologies

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

[Variant of braid.]

Examples

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  • From the OED:

    (n.) Applied by the poets to things that show or suggest interweaving of colours, or embroidery, esp. to the prismatic colouring of the rainbow. But used by some modern writers in sense of 'colouring, dye', apparently from misunderstanding their predecessors.

    1869 LOWELL Seaweed iv,

    The same wave that rims the Carib shore

    With momentary brede of pearl and gold.

    June 28, 2007