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 Set in the early decades of the 20th century, the show ran for six seasons until 2015 and centered on the interweaving narratives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. Matthew Robinson, CNN, "'Downton Abbey' stars arrive for world premiere of movie spin-off," 9 Sep. 2019 Wohl’s textile artworks interweave thematic images with texts from poets of all faiths as well as segments from holy books. Susan Dunne,, "Sept. 11 was inspiration for ‘Birds of Longing’ artworks at Charter Oak," 2 Sep. 2019 My previous National Geographic–funded work has sought to interweave indigenous knowledge with ecological research to better understand long-term changes to marine fishes of cultural, ecological, and economic concern. Lauren Eckert, National Geographic, "See Vancouver like a Nat Geo Explorer," 27 June 2019 These musicians interweave themselves in the stage action of a play that behaves more like a musical — or music drama, to be more precise. Charles Mcnulty,, "Review: ‘Indecent’ at the Ahmanson pays haunting tribute to a daring Yiddish play," 11 June 2019 The different plot lines overlap and interweave as the three characters move haltingly to Calais, while, just out of sight in France, lurks the greatest catastrophe ever to hit Western civilisation: the Black Death. The Economist, "Love in the time of the Black Death," 29 Aug. 2019 The episodes’ structure bolstered that philosophy, interweaving flashbacks into the present-day narrative. James Poniewozik, New York Times, "‘Orange Is the New Black’ Taught Us What Netflix Was For," 17 July 2019 Cannon was working within a tradition that was already interwoven with European-derived artistic ideas and forms. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, "This Native American artist should have been a household name. But he died at 31.," 21 Aug. 2019 These deaths are interwoven with the outsized characters and stirring fights that make up boxing lore. Childs Walker,, "On eve of Gervonta Davis’ fight in Baltimore, this week’s boxing deaths offer stark reminder of sport’s risks," 26 July 2019

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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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