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

to twine together.

Origin of intertwine

First recorded in 1635–45; inter- + twine1
Related formsin·ter·twine·ment, nounin·ter·twin·ing·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of intertwined

Historical Examples of intertwined

  • How the lives of the Endicotts and the Kingdons and the Lawrences had intertwined!

    That Affair at Elizabeth

    Burton E. Stevenson

  • The central design includes a French horn, a serpent, and a straight horn, all intertwined about an open roll of sheet music.

    American Military Insignia 1800-1851

    J. Duncan Campbell and Edgar M. Howell.

  • Her whole being and destiny are not intertwined with mine, as marriage would unite them.

    My Wife and I

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • Narrower scrutiny brought out, even in the darker half of the globe, a multitude of intertwined forms, outlined with pen and ink.

  • They are intertwined with their legends and their folklore, their ordinary interests.

British Dictionary definitions for intertwined



to unite or be united by twisting or twining togetherAlso: intertwist
Derived Formsintertwinement, nounintertwiningly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for intertwined



1640s, from inter- + twine (v.). Related: Intertwined; intertwining.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper