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[en-twahyn] /ɛnˈtwaɪn/
verb (used with or without object), entwined, entwining.
to twine with, about, around, or together.
Also, intwine.
Origin of entwine
First recorded in 1590-1600; en-1 + twine1
Related forms
entwinement, noun
unentwined, adjective Unabridged
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  • For certainty is undoubtedly meant to be entwined in human actions.'

    The Letters of Cassiodorus Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
  • And with all this was entwined the thought of Lilith Ormskirk.

    The Sign of the Spider Bertram Mitford
  • Belle's brothers ran to meet her, and in an instant two little pairs of arms were entwined about her neck.

  • If you knew how the thought of you is entwined in every aspiration, and for life!'

    Heartsease Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Thus has Christianity blighted the flowers of this world, and entwined the brows of its followers with wreaths of thorns.

    My Path to Atheism Annie Besant
British Dictionary definitions for entwined


(of two or more things) to twine together or (of one or more things) to twine around (something else)
Derived Forms
entwinement, intwinement, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for entwined



also intwine, 1590s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + twine (n.). Related: Entwined; entwining.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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