AbraidA*braid"\, v. t. & i. [OE. abraiden, to awake, draw (a sword), AS. [=a]bredgan to shake, draw; pref. [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig. meaning out) + bregdan to shake, throw. See Braid.] To awake; to arouse; to stir or start up; also, to shout out. [Obs.] --Chaucer.