/bray"ding/, n.
1. braids collectively.
2. braided work.
[1400-50; late ME. See BRAID1, -ING1]

* * *

▪ textiles
      in textiles, machine or hand method of interlacing three or more yarns or bias-cut cloth strips in such a way that they cross one another and are laid together in diagonal formation, forming a narrow strip of flat or tubular fabric. The word plaiting is generally applied when such materials as rope or straw are employed.

      Braids are frequently used as trimming or binding. Flat braid may be used to produce a decorative border effect on garments or home furnishings or may be folded over raw fabric edges as a finishing method. Soutache is a decorative braid with a herringbone pattern, sometimes used to outline designs. Braids may be sewn together to make braided rugs. Hats, handbags, and belts can also be made from various braids, including plastic and straw types.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Braiding — Braid ing, n. 1. The act of making or using braids. [1913 Webster] 2. Braids, collectively; trimming. [1913 Webster] A gentleman enveloped in mustachios, whiskers, fur collars, and braiding. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • braiding — [brād′iŋ] n. 1. braids collectively 2. trimming with or of braid …   English World dictionary

  • Braiding — Braid Braid (br[=a]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Braided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Braiding}.] [OE. braiden, breiden, to pull, reach, braid, AS. bregdan to move to and fro, to weave; akin. to Icel. breg[eth]a, D. breiden to knit, OS. bregdan to weave, OHG.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • braiding — noun Date: 15th century something made of braided material …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • braiding — noun A braided trimming used as decoration on clothes or curtains …   Wiktionary

  • braiding —   when a river is forced to divide into multiple channels which interlink with each other. A feature of rivers with high loads and occupying wide, flat areas of low relief …   Geography glossary

  • braiding — braid·ing || breɪdɪŋ n. something made of braided material; trimming used for decorating clothes or draperies; braids (collectively) breɪd n. plait, three or more interwoven strands (of hair, straw, etc.); strip, band v. weave into a braid;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • braiding — braid·ing …   English syllables

  • braiding — braid•ing [[t]ˈbreɪ dɪŋ[/t]] n. clo braided material or work • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • braiding — /ˈbreɪdɪŋ/ (say brayding) noun 1. braids collectively. 2. braided work …  

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”