in·​ter·​weave | \ ˌin-tər-ˈwēv How to pronounce interweave (audio) \
interwove\ ˌin-​tər-​ˈwōv How to pronounce interwove (audio) \ also interweaved; interwoven\ ˌin-​tər-​ˈwō-​vən How to pronounce interwoven (audio) \ 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 How to pronounce interweave (audio) \ noun
interwoven \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈwō-​vən How to pronounce interwoven (audio) \ 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 Certainly not, but somehow my car seemed to frame and interweave all of our pivotal moments. Ronan O’brien, Los Angeles Times, "L.A. Affairs: He didn’t have a car. Was I more than just a ride?," 25 Apr. 2020 Upon receiving the digital recordings, Nakagawa will use Pro Tools software to create a sound collage that interweaves the multitude of voices into a single composition. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, "This Sound Artist Is Asking People to Record COVID-19 Haikus," 11 Apr. 2020 Rae’s record label, (an imprint of Atlantic Records), put together the high-energy soundtrack that complemented the show’s vibrant color palette, interweaving Ruff Ryders, Eve, and , to name just a few. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Issa Rae’s New Record Label Curated New York Fashion Week’s Coolest Playlist," 14 Feb. 2020 It's interwoven into the identify of the community, the crown jewel for the City of Festivals. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Milwaukee summer without Summerfest could give fans 'time to get their psyche back'," 24 Mar. 2020 The history of farming in the West is interwoven with that of Japanese-Americans. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "What Japanese-American Farmers Did For the West: A Brief History," 13 Mar. 2020 It is interwoven with all kinds of psychological, emotional and spiritual dimensions, as well as the physical. Lenny Bernstein, Washington Post, "For some with chronic pain, the problem is not in their backs or knees but their brains," 23 Sep. 2019 For the past few weeks, the clergy prerecorded elements for the Holy Week and Easter services, including lay people videoing themselves doing religious readings, that were then interwoven with the livestreamed service Sunday morning. Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje,, "Live on the patio: Easter service in San Antonio," 12 Apr. 2020 The author interweaves her story as an American living abroad with the story of a man who crossed oceans to study theology. Dwight Weingarten, The Christian Science Monitor, "Dietrich Bonhoeffer prayed, wrote, and resisted Hitler from this house," 2 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of interweave

1598, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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“Interweave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of interweave

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


in·​ter·​weave | \ ˌin-tər-ˈwēv How to pronounce interweave (audio) \
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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