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Word Meanings - BROID - Book Publishers vocabulary database

To braid. Chaucer.

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    and fro, to weave; akin. to Icel. breg, D. breiden to knit, OS. 1. 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. Milton. 2. To mingle, or to bring
    1. The act of making or using braids. 2. Braids, collectively; trimming. A gentleman enveloped in mustachios, whiskers, fur collars, and braiding. Thackeray.
    To separate the strands of; to undo, as a braid; to unravel; to disentangle.
    1. To braid up, as hair. Spenser. 2. To upbraid. Sir T. Elyot.
    twist, weave, or the kindred Icel. bregedha to draw, brandish, braid, 1. To charge with something wrong or disgraceful; to reproach; to cast something in the teeth of; -- followed by with or for, and formerly of, before the thing imputed.
    To awake; to arouse; to stir or start up; also, to shout out. Chaucer. (more info) AS. abredgan to shake, draw; pref. a- (cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig.


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