verb (used with object), wreathed; wreathed or (Archaic) wreath·en; wreath·ing.
verb (used without object), wreathed; wreathed or (Archaic) wreath·en; wreath·ing.
Origin of wreathe
Examples from the Web for wreathe
Historical Examples of wreathe
A sweet spirit will tune the voice, wreathe the countenance in charms.Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners
It is but making her a flaunting paradox to wreathe her in gems and flowers.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
Paul would stop from time to time to wreathe flowers in her hair.Odette's Marriage
How could she go back to town, Poppea thought, and wreathe her hair and sing?Poppea of the Post-Office
Mabel Osgood Wright
He thought a moment: he did what he could to wreathe it in smiles.The Wings of the Dove, Volume II
Word Origin for wreathe
1520s, a back-formation from wrethen, Middle English past participle of writhe. Related: Wreathed; wreathing.