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wreathe

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

wreathev. t. [See Wreath, n.].
  •  To cause to revolve or writhe; to twist about; to turn.  [1913 Webster]
    "And from so heavy sight his head did wreathe."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To twist; to convolve; to wind one about another; to entwine.  [1913 Webster]
    "The nods and smiles of recognition into which this singular physiognomy was wreathed."  [1913 Webster]
    "From his slack hand the garland wreathed for Eve
    Down dropped.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To surround with anything twisted or convolved; to encircle; to infold.  [1913 Webster]
    "Each wreathed in the other's arms."  [1913 Webster]
    "Dusk faces with withe silken turbants wreathed."  [1913 Webster]
    "And with thy winding ivy wreathes her lance."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To twine or twist about; to surround; to encircle.  [1913 Webster]
    "In the flowers that wreathe the sparkling bowl,
    Fell adders hiss.
    "  [1913 Webster]
wreathev. i. 
     To be intewoven or entwined; to twine together; as, a bower of wreathing trees.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

wreathe, v.
1 tr. encircle as, with, or like a wreath.
2 tr. (foll. by round) put (one's arms etc.) round (a person etc.).
3 intr. (of smoke etc.) move in the shape of wreaths.
4 tr. form (flowers, silk, etc.) into a wreath.
5 tr. make (a garland).

Etymology
partly back-form. f. archaic wrethen past part. of WRITHE; partly f. WREATH

THESAURUS

wreathe

band, bead, begird, bejewel, belt, belt in, beribbon, bespangle, braid, cincture, circle, coil, corkscrew, curl, diamond, encincture, encircle, engird, engrave, enlace, ensphere, entwine, feather, figure, filigree, flag, flounce, flower, garland, gem, gird, girdle, illuminate, interknit, interlace, intertie, intertissue, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, intort, jewel, knit, lace, loom, loop, mat, net, noose, paint, plait, pleach, plume, raddle, ribbon, ring, spangle, spiral, splice, tinsel, tissue, twill, twine, twine around, twist, wattle, weave, web, wreathe around, zone

ROGET THESAURUS

wreathe

Crossing

VB cross, decussate, intersect, interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, interdigitate, interlink, twine, entwine, weave, inweave, twist, wreathe, anastomose, inosculate, dovetail, splice, link, lace, tat, mat, plait, plat, braid, felt, twill, tangle, entangle, ravel, net, knot, dishevel, raddle.

Convolution

VB be convoluted, wind, twine, turn and twist, twirl, wave, undulate, meander, inosculate, entwine, intwine, twist, coil, roll, wrinkle, curl, crisp, twill, frizzle, crimp, crape, indent, scollop, scallop, wring, intort, contort, wreathe.


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