entwined

[ en-twahynd ]
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adjective
  1. twisted, laced, or wound together: I’ve seen some innovative and lovely fences made out of entwined branches.She tenderly took his hand, dropping her gaze to their entwined fingers.

  2. (of events, themes, characters, etc.) closely or inextricably involved with one another: In her fascinating book the author vividly tells the entwined stories of America’s highways and highway robbers.

verb
  1. the simple past tense and past participle of entwine.

Origin of entwined

1
First recorded in 1805–15; entwine + -ed2 for the adjective senses; entwine + -ed1 for the verb sense
  • Rarely in·twined [in-twahynd] /ɪnˈtwaɪnd/ .

Other words from entwined

  • un·en·twined, un·in·twined, adjective

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How to use entwined in a sentence

  • “In my case, for better or worse, they are inextricably entwined,” Sanford said.

  • Sweeter, more dainty were these little, begrimed kids with their arms entwined around one another's waists.

    My Wonderful Visit | Charlie Chaplin
  • About the head of the second youth were twisted a few broken and empty ears of corn, entwined with faded grass-stalks.

  • So intimately entwined are these two natures, these twin struggling impulses, that they often remain confused and inseparable.

    The Wasted Generation | Owen Johnson
  • One hand lay at her throat, a rosary entwined in her fingers and the silver flash of a crucifix.

    The Wasted Generation | Owen Johnson
  • It has survived in India under the form of two serpents entwined, probably introduced in the track of Alexander the Great.

    The Swastika | Thomas Wilson