verb (used with or without object), en·twined, en·twin·ing.

to twine with, about, around, or together.

Also intwine.

Origin of entwine

First recorded in 1590–1600; en-1 + twine1
Related formsen·twine·ment, nounun·en·twined, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of entwine

Historical Examples of entwine

  • There was a time when the forest did not entwine these ruins.

  • I will entwine my bright sword in myrtle, After the example of Harmodius and Aristogiton.

    Quo Vadis

    Henryk Sienkiewicz

  • Together you will entwine my soul and become as one great love.

    Dreamy Hollow

    Sumner Charles Britton

  • Braid your locks with rosy twine; ‘entwine your hair with wreaths of roses.’

    Milton's Comus

    John Milton

  • When little tots climb up and entwine their arms about our necks.

    Laugh and Live

    Douglas Fairbanks

British Dictionary definitions for entwine




(of two or more things) to twine together or (of one or more things) to twine around (something else)
Derived Formsentwinement or intwinement, noun
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Word Origin and History for entwine

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

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