verb in·ter·lace \ˌin-tər-ˈlās\

: to join together (narrow things, such as strings or branches) by crossing them over and under each other

Full Definition of INTERLACE

transitive verb
:  to unite by or as if by lacing together :  interweave
:  to vary by alternation or intermixture :  intersperse <narrative interlaced with anecdotes>
intransitive verb
:  to cross one another as if woven together :  intertwine
in·ter·lace·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of INTERLACE

  1. Interlace the branches and bend them into a circle.
  2. The vines interlaced with each other.


Middle English entrelacen, from Anglo-French entrelacer, from entre- inter- + lacer to lace
First Known Use: 14th century


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