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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.

  • He tried to interweave his reflections with hope, but he only half succeeded.

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

    Some Short Stories Henry James
  • In observing atmospheric changes I endeavour to interweave cloud-forms and sky-tints with words and images.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX. Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  • They unite and interweave their influence in a thousand ways beyond all human calculation.

    Curiosities of Heat

    Lyman B. Tefft
  • They only contend that we should interweave some economy with the taxes with which we have chosen to begin the war.

  • 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
  • I possess a collection of these tales by Renucci, published at Bastia, and proposed to interweave some of them into my narrative.

  • Their affairs should interweave with the affairs of the child's dolls and brick castles and toy furniture.

    Mankind in the Making H. G. Wells
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.

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