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wreathe

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verb \ˈrēth\

Simple Definition of wreathe

  • : to surround or cover (something)

Full Definition of wreathe

wreathedwreath·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to shape into a wreath b :  interweave c :  to cause to coil about something

  3. 2 :  to twist or contort so as to show folds or creases

  4. 3 :  to encircle or adorn with or as if with a wreath

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to twist in coils :  writhe

  7. 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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