interweave

[verb in-ter-weev; noun in-ter-weev]

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.

to weave together, as threads, strands, branches, or roots.
to intermingle or combine as if by weaving: to interweave truth with fiction.

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.

to become woven together, interlaced, or intermingled.

noun

the act of interweaving or the state of being interwoven; blend: a perfect interweave of Spanish and American cultures.

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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knitted, mixed, woven

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interweave

verb -weaves, -weaving, -wove, -weaved, -woven, -wove or -weaved

to weave, blend, or twine together; intertwineAlso: interwork
Derived Formsinterweavement, nouninterweaver, noun
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Word Origin and History for interwoven

interweave

v.

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

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