in·​ter·​weave | \ ˌin-tər-ˈwēv \
interwove\ ˌin-​tər-​ˈwōv \ also interweaved; interwoven\ ˌin-​tər-​ˈwō-​vən \ also interweaved; interweaving

Definition of interweave

transitive verb

1 : to weave together
2 : to mix or blend together interweaving his own insights … with letters and memoirs— Phoebe Adams

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Other Words from interweave

interweave \ ˈin-​tər-​ˌwēv \ noun
interwoven \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈwō-​vən \ adjective

Examples of interweave in a Sentence

a house built from poles interwoven with vines a mat of interwoven fibers

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This touching tale of animals and humans interwoven in the cycle of life needs a delicate balance of comedy and pathos, and the Glimmerglass Orchestra, led by Joseph Colaneri, was brash and occasionally scrappy. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "The Glimmerglass Festival and ‘A Quiet Place’ Reviews," 13 Aug. 2018 By neatly interweaving the lives and works of his four subjects, Mr. Nevala-Lee shows that SF navigates a narrow course between the Scylla of scientific rationality and the Charybdis of fantastic hokum. Michael Saler, WSJ, "It Came From the Future," 18 Oct. 2018 But interwoven between the thrills is a sharp commentary on masculinity. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "A Star Is Born," 5 Oct. 2018 Hill House’s narrative structure interweaves the past and present. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "How Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House uses color to underscore its horror," 26 Oct. 2018 The mechanisms of snakes have fascinated humanity for thousands of years, few animals are as interwoven into the fabric of culture across the globe. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Oldest Ever Baby Snake Discovered in Forest Amber," 19 July 2018 Of course, those antibacterial embalming agents were just one step in what had, by the New Kingdom, become a very complex 70-day process, with the practical work of embalming interwoven with ritual. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Ancient Egyptians had been making mummies longer than anyone thought," 16 Aug. 2018 His artwork normally features human silhouettes and interweaving linework, with a playful, dream-like tone. Zachariah Durr,, "Cleveland water tower may be getting a brand new look (video)," 19 Jan. 2018 Brubaker Classical For his new recording, pianist Bruce Brubaker had the bold notion of interweaving keyboard music from the 15th and 20th centuries into a single integrated creation. Joshua Kosman,, "CD review: ‘Codex’ by Bruce Brubaker," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of interweave

1598, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of interweave

: to twist or weave (threads, fibers, etc.) together


in·​ter·​weave | \ ˌin-tər-ˈwēv \
interwove\ -​ˈwōv \; interwoven\ -​ˈwō-​vən \; interweaving

Kids Definition of interweave

1 : to twist or weave together
2 : to blend together The story interweaves love and tragedy.

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