Basic+ Word of the Day: braid

braid (verb, noun) past tense: braided LISTEN

Braid means ‘to weave together three or more strips of hair or other material.’

  • Sophia braids her hair every morning before school.
  • The factory braids rope out of strips of hemp.

A braid is a braided length, usually of hair.

  • Lilli wore her hair in braids until she was 12 years old.
  • The decorative pillow had gold braids along the edge.

Learn how

There are several ways to braid your hair. Watch this video to learn how to create six different braids:

Did you know?

This video shows you how to braid a round challah, the bread that is traditionally served for the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah).

In pop culture

Chris Pratt is a talented actor. But did you know he can French braid hair? Watch him in this interview:

There are other meanings of braid.
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