- to cross one another, typically passing alternately over and under, as if woven together; intertwine: Their hands interlaced.
- to unite or arrange (threads, strips, parts, branches, etc.) so as to intercross one another, passing alternately over and under; intertwine.
- to mingle; blend.
- to diversify, as with threads woven in.
- to intersperse; intermingle: She interlaced her lecture on Schubert with some of his songs.
Origin of interlace
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Examples from the Web for interlace
"Put your arms on your lap and interlace your fingers," she says.8 Ways to Exercise While You Commute
February 18, 2010
It made her interlace her fingers with nervous anxiety, but it set a fire in her eyes.Way of the Lawless
To interlace these is the crowning achievement of political science.Statesman
To interlace a story with glass and with rope with color and roam.Geography and Plays
They interpenetrate, interlace, correspond with and embrace each other.Delsarte System of Oratory
Note the large fibers in the ligament, which branch and interlace.A Practical Physiology
Albert F. Blaisdell
- to join together (patterns, fingers, etc) by crossing, as if woven; intertwine
- (tr) to mingle or blend in an intricate way
- (tr usually foll by with) to change the pattern of; diversify; intersperseto interlace a speech with humour
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Word Origin and History for interlace
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