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

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 interweave (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 So much of the texture of Singaporean life lies in the dance of language, the way different languages clash and interweave. Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker, 31 May 2021 Trail networks interweave across the mesa’s top, hardly noticeable under the heat haze, easy to miss and even easier to disturb. Anton L. Delgado, The Arizona Republic, 22 Apr. 2021 Other academics focus on how contracts interweave operations and oversight in complex procurement contracts, as well as why some firms adopt contracting best practices far more successfully than others. Robert Zafft, Forbes, 21 Mar. 2021 An evangelical Christian and former first lady of Indiana, Pence is seen as speaking particularly to suburban women and is likely to interweave politics and faith into her remarks. Michelle L. Price,, 26 Aug. 2020 The stories of these five men are interwoven, from the propaganda offices in Washington to the frontline at Midway, and all the way to the discovery of the death camps. Paul Daugherty,, 26 Mar. 2020 The decisions made by the board represent great steps toward ensuring the priority of our system is deeply interwoven in the fabric of our work. Michael Martirano,, 22 Nov. 2019 Certainly not, but somehow my car seemed to frame and interweave all of our pivotal moments. Ronan O’brien, Los Angeles Times, 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, 11 Apr. 2020

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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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“Interweave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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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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