interlace

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verb in·ter·lace \ˌin-tər-ˈlās\

Definition of interlace

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to unite by or as if by lacing together :  interweave

  3. 2 :  to vary by alternation or intermixture :  intersperse narrative interlaced with anecdotes

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to cross one another as if woven together :  intertwine

interlacement

play \ˌin-tər-ˈlās-mənt\ noun

Examples of interlace in a Sentence

  1. Interlace the branches and bend them into a circle.

  2. The vines interlaced with each other.

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Origin and Etymology of interlace

Middle English entrelacen, from Anglo-French entrelacer, from entre- inter- + lacer to lace


First Known Use: 14th century


INTERLACE Defined for English Language Learners

interlace

play
verb

Definition of interlace for English Language Learners

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


INTERLACE Defined for Kids

interlace

play
verb in·ter·lace \ˌin-tər-ˈlās\

Definition of interlace for Students

interlaced

;

interlacing

  1. :  to unite by or as if by lacing together



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