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[verb in-ter-weev; noun in-ter-weev]
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verb (used with object), in·ter·wove or in·ter·weaved, in·ter·wo·ven or in·ter·wove or in·ter·weaved, in·ter·weav·ing.
  1. to weave together, as threads, strands, branches, or roots.
  2. to intermingle or combine as if by weaving: to interweave truth with fiction.
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verb (used without object), in·ter·wove or in·ter·weaved, in·ter·wo·ven or in·ter·wove or in·ter·weaved, in·ter·weav·ing.
  1. to become woven together, interlaced, or intermingled.
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  1. the act of interweaving or the state of being interwoven; blend: a perfect interweave of Spanish and American cultures.
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Origin of interweave

First recorded in 1570–80; inter- + weave
Related formsin·ter·weave·ment, nounin·ter·weav·er, nounin·ter·weav·ing·ly, adverbun·in·ter·wo·ven, adjective
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Related Words for interwove

intertwine, knit, fuse, mingle, mix, twist, plait, link, braid, blend, pleach, darn, enlace, associate, connect, convolute, crisscross, cross, entwine, interlace

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Historical Examples of interwove

  • 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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for interwove


verb -weaves, -weaving, -wove, -weaved, -woven, -wove or -weaved
  1. to weave, blend, or twine together; intertwineAlso: interwork
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Derived Formsinterweavement, nouninterweaver, noun
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Word Origin and History for interwove



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

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