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