BraidTo braid is to interweave or twine three or more separate strands of one or more materials in a diagonally overlapping pattern. This generally creates a strand or rope that is larger and stronger than the strands would have been separately. As a verb, the term also refers to styling one's hair by such braiding, or a more metaphorical braiding such as He braided the many different ideas into a new whole.
As a noun, braid refers to any object created by such weaving, particularly if it remains in a strand or rope-like configuration.
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