interweave

verb

in·​ter·​weave ˌin-tər-ˈwēv How to pronounce interweave (audio)
interwove ˌin-tər-ˈwōv How to pronounce interweave (audio) also interweaved; interwoven ˌin-tər-ˈwō-vən How to pronounce interweave (audio) also interweaved; interweaving

transitive verb

1
: to weave together
2
: to mix or blend together
interweaving his own insights … with letters and memoirsPhoebe Adams
interweave noun
interwoven adjective

Examples of interweave in a Sentence

a house built from poles interwoven with vines a mat of interwoven fibers
Recent Examples on the Web The excellent show focused on material from her new album, interwoven with favorite gems from her earlier LPs. Jodi Guglielmi, Rolling Stone, 11 Feb. 2024 Frost/Nixon smartly interweaves archival footage within these complex characters and their game of cat-and-mouse for the truth amidst political scandal. Robert English, EW.com, 25 Nov. 2023 To kick things off, Cyrus hit the red carpet in a custom John Galliano for Maison Margiela couture dress held together with metal safety pins and interwoven strands of beads. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 5 Feb. 2024 The score is interwoven with songs from popular artists including Barry White, Leona Lewis and of course the Beatles. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 3 Feb. 2024 His explorations of identity and self-definition, of the importance of the oral tradition in literature, and of his Kiowa heritage were interwoven with reverent evocations of landscape in passages of soaring lyrical prose. John Motyka, New York Times, 29 Jan. 2024 More recently, the war in Ukraine has also enhanced other Eurasian relationships—between Russia and Iran, and Russia and North Korea—while intensifying and interweaving the challenges the respective revisionists pose. Hal Brands, Foreign Affairs, 26 Jan. 2024 Also on Thursday, in a sign of the complicated and interwoven nature of the charges Mr. Menendez faces, a federal judge rejected a guilty plea that one of the senator’s co-defendants made over a year ago in an unrelated bank fraud case. Luis Ferré-Sadurní, New York Times, 6 Oct. 2023 Ruptures in tradition and additions to it are interwoven, as if form were not set or rule-bound but malleable and absorptive. Jennifer Homans, The New Yorker, 8 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of interweave was in 1598

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“Interweave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interweave. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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interweave

verb
in·​ter·​weave ˌint-ər-ˈwēv How to pronounce interweave (audio)
1
: to weave together
2
: to blend or cause to blend together
interwoven adjective

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