To braid is to lace or weave together. Hair that has been done this way is in braids.

Have you ever seen someone with their hair bound together in thick, rope-like arrangements? That hairdo is called braids. Women often braid each other's hair or get it braided by a hairdresser. The longer your hair, the longer your potential braids. To braid hair, you have to weave the strands of hair together: this is also called plaiting, lacing, and interlacing. Other materials can be braided, but the most popular thing to braid is definitely hair.

Definitions of braid
  1. verb
    make by braiding or interlacing
    synonyms: lace, plait
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    type of:
    tissue, weave
    create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton
  2. verb
    form or weave into a braid or braids
    braid hair”
    synonyms: pleach
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    undo the braids of
    type of:
    interweave, weave
    interlace by or as if by weaving
  3. verb
    decorate with braids or ribbons
    braid a collar”
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    type of:
    adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament
    make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
  4. noun
    a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
    synonyms: plait, tress, twist
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    a braid of hair at the back of the head
    a plait of braided hair
    type of:
    coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle
    the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
  5. noun
    trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
    synonyms: braiding, gold braid
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    aglet, aiglet, aiguillette
    ornamental tagged cord or braid on the shoulder of a uniform
    a narrow braid used as a decorative trimming
    type of:
    passementerie, trim, trimming
    a decoration or adornment on a garment
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