intertwine

[in-ter-twahyn]

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

to twine together.

Nearby words

  1. intertrochanteric crest,
  2. intertrochanteric line,
  3. intertropical,
  4. intertropical convergence zone,
  5. intertubercular plane,
  6. intertwist,
  7. intertype,
  8. interurban,
  9. interureteric fold,
  10. interval

Origin of intertwine

First recorded in 1635–45; inter- + twine1

Related formsin·ter·twine·ment, nounin·ter·twin·ing·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for intertwining

intertwine

verb

to unite or be united by twisting or twining togetherAlso: intertwist
Derived Formsintertwinement, nounintertwiningly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for intertwining

intertwine

v.

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

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