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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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Examples from the Web for interwove
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  • He interwove them with everything he saw of the sister, and he began to understand her.

    Hard Times Charles Dickens
  • Extremes as wide apart as those met there and interwove their strands.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • In sense ‘canopied’ refers to ‘bank,’ and ‘interwove’ to ‘ivy.’

    Milton's Comus John Milton
  • There was an extensive peasant revolt in Germany which interwove with the general political and religious disturbance.

  • They interwove their ranks, making rainbows of colour; they rayed out in broadening bands of colour from Corona's footstool.

    Brother Copas

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Bold and venturesome, he interwove with the first verses the words of a low Italian song, "Fair Margaret."

  • He interwove in his tale an intrigue between Miss Dudley and his brother.

    Ormond, Volume II (of 3)

    Charles Brockden Brown
  • He enlivened every composition by their introduction, and in some palaces he interwove them in elegant friezes.

  • The crater was a cauldron of green fires through which the conical rays angled and interwove, crossed and mingled.

    The Metal Monster A. Merritt
  • She was one of the most religious women of her day, and she interwove it in all her conversation, as she did in her writings.

    Home Life of Great Authors Hattie Tyng Griswold
British Dictionary definitions for interwove


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 interwove



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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