Synonyms for braid

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I think, on the whole, I shan't be obliged to learn to braid straw.

She did not braid her hair, but let it hang over her shoulders.

Call her a Harvest Hamper, and braid her lovely locks with strings of onions!

She had put her own hair down into a braid to be like the girl Dinney had told of.

They attire themselves with care, they braid the garland, and they tune the pipe.

I wish to see some buttons, some braid, and—oh, ever so many things.

As suggested in the title, the set may be made of point or Battenburg braid.

And I long to see once more my favourite haunt, the Hermitage of Braid.

Gradually they all left, except his true friend Fairley of Braid.

You braid it just like we braid the daisy stems and the dandelion stems in the fields.

WORD ORIGIN

"to plait, knit, weave, twist together," c.1200, breidan, from Old English bregdan "to move quickly, pull, shake, swing, throw (in wrestling), draw (a sword); bend, weave, knit, join together; change color, vary; scheme, feign, pretend" (class III strong verb, past tense brægd, past participle brogden), from Proto-Germanic *bregthan "make sudden jerky movements from side to side" (cf. Old Norse bregða "to brandish, turn about, braid;" Old Saxon bregdan "to weave;" Dutch breien "to knit;" Old High German brettan "to draw, weave, braid"), from PIE root *bherek- "to gleam, flash" (cf. Sanskrit bhrasate "flames, blazes, shines"). In English the verb survives only in the narrow definition of "plait hair." Related: Braided; braiding.

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band

nounsomething which encircles
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