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

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The pair’s comic adventures interweave with the more melancholy account of Clare, a first-year fiction writer who can no longer write. The New Yorker, "What We’re Reading This Summer," 4 June 2019 By incorporating natural oils and honoring ancestral traditions, Swenson’s beauty ritual seamlessly interweaves the contemporary with the ancient. Dianca London Potts, SELF, "8 Modern Witches Share Their Daily Beauty Rituals," 11 Apr. 2019 Throughout the tower, Hogan’s light art installations have been interwoven to create many luminous sculptural moments. First Light, The Seattle Times, "Embracing city life at new art-filled condo tower," 29 Mar. 2019 The director, Daniel McCabe, primarily interweaves portraits of four individuals, starting at around the time that a rebel group known as the March 23 Movement, or M23, gained ground in the country in 2012. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "Review: In ‘This Is Congo,’ Four Lives Shaken by Conflict," 28 June 2018 The cicadas’ return has been interwoven with one of those stories of perseverance, this one passed down over many generations and as old as the United States. New York Times, "A Story of Survival Revived by the Cicadas’ Loud (and Crunchy) Return," 22 June 2018 The guitars easily tangle and interweave, riffs arise during solos, Mr. Kirchner relentlessly pushes the music forward. Martin Johnson, WSJ, "‘Stomping Off From Greenwood’ by Greg Ward Review," 17 Jan. 2019 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

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First Known Use of interweave

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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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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