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BRAID, verb transitive [Old Eng. brede.]

1. To weave or infold three or more strands to form one.

2. To reproach. [See Upbraid.]

BRAID, noun A string, cord or other texture, formed by weaving together different strands.

1. A start.

BRAID, adjective Deceitful.

Chaucer used the Saxon word brede, to deceive. This is the figurative sense of braid