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Entwine definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ENTWINE, v.t. [from twine.] To twine; to twist round.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: tie or link together [syn: knit, entwine]
2: spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts" [syn: intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lace] [ant: untwine]

Merriam Webster's

verb Date: 1590 transitive verb to twine together or around intransitive verb to become twisted or twined

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. (also intwine) 1 (foll. by with, about, round) twine together (a thing with or round another). 2 interweave. Derivatives: entwinement n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Intwine In*twine", v. t. [Cf. Entwine.] To twine or twist into, or together; to wreathe; as, a wreath of flowers intwined. [Written also entwine.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Entwine En*twine", v. t. [Pref. en- + twine. Cf. Intwine.] To twine, twist, or wreathe together or round. [Written also intwine.] Entwined in duskier wreaths her braided locks. --Shelley. Thy glorious household stuff did me entwine. --Herbert.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Entwine En*twine", v. i. To be twisted or twined. With whose imperial laurels might entwine no cypress. --De Quincey.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(entwines, entwining, entwined) 1. If one thing is entwined with another thing, or if you entwine two things, the two things are twisted around each other. His dazed eyes stare at the eels, which still writhe and entwine... Facing each other, the giraffes were managing to entwine their necks in the most astonishing manner... He entwined his fingers with hers. ...with silk ribbons and flowers entwined in their hair. V-RECIP: pl-n V, V pl-n, V n with n, V-ed, also V with n, V n (non-recip) 2. If two things entwine or are entwined, they closely resemble or are linked to each other, and they are difficult to separate or identify. The book entwines the personal and the political to chart the history of four generations of the family... Once, years ago, he told me our lives should entwine. VERB: V pl-n, pl-n V entwined ...before media manipulation became entwined with management. ADJ: oft ADJ with n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. [Written also Intwine.] 1. Twine, twist together. 2. Encircle, surround, embrace, wind about, wind around.

Moby Thesaurus

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