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[verb in-ter-weev; noun in-ter-weev] /verb ˌɪn tərˈwiv; noun ˈɪn tərˌwiv/
verb (used with object), interwove or interweaved, interwoven or interwove or interweaved, interweaving.
to weave together, as threads, strands, branches, or roots.
to intermingle or combine as if by weaving:
to interweave truth with fiction.
verb (used without object), interwove or interweaved, interwoven or interwove or interweaved, interweaving.
to become woven together, interlaced, or intermingled.
the act of interweaving or the state of being interwoven; blend:
a perfect interweave of Spanish and American cultures.
Origin of interweave
First recorded in 1570-80; inter- + weave
Related forms
interweavement, noun
interweaver, noun
interweavingly, adverb
uninterwoven, adjective Unabridged
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  • Ariosto took every occasion to interweave their panegyric with his verse.

  • They unite and interweave their influence in a thousand ways beyond all human calculation.

    Curiosities of Heat Lyman B. Tefft
  • It would be a happiness to aid in this good work, and interweave the white and golden threads into the fate of Illinois.

    At Home And Abroad Margaret Fuller Ossoli
  • They only contend that we should interweave some economy with the taxes with which we have chosen to begin the war.

  • His lore on these last subjects was astonishing—he managed to interweave the station-master with the ornithologist.

    Some Short Stories Henry James
  • This was beginning to touch him more closely now; his own threads were beginning to interweave in the scheme Merivale drew.

    The Angel of Pain E. F. Benson
  • Even in my discourses I contrived to interweave certain mysterious allusions.

    The Devil's Elixir E. T. A. Hoffmann
  • I possess a collection of these tales by Renucci, published at Bastia, and proposed to interweave some of them into my narrative.

  • The swallow over my window should interweave that thread or straw he carries in his bill into my web also.

    Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for interweave


verb -weaves, -weaving, -wove, -weaved, -woven, -wove, -weaved
to weave, blend, or twine together; intertwine Also interwork
Derived Forms
interweavement, noun
interweaver, noun
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Word Origin and History for interweave

1570s, hybrid from inter- + weave (v.). Related: Interweaving; interwoven.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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