wreathe


wreathe

verb \ˈth\

: to surround or cover (something)

wreathedwreath·ing

Full Definition of WREATHE

transitive verb
1
a :  to shape into a wreath
b :  interweave
c :  to cause to coil about something
2
:  to twist or contort so as to show folds or creases
3
:  to encircle or adorn with or as if with a wreath
intransitive verb
1
:  to twist in coils :  writhe
2
a :  to take on the shape of a wreath
b :  to move or extend in circles or spirals

Examples of WREATHE

  1. <decided to wreathe the grapevines into a beribboned swag to give the room the country look>
  2. <wreathed small flowers into the design for the wallpaper>

Origin of WREATHE

wreath
First Known Use: 1530

Rhymes with WREATHE

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