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 Jewish texts and sources are interwoven throughout., "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 22 Nov. 2019 Marie's story is interwoven, years later, with the perspectives of Detectives Karen Duvall (Wever) and Grace Rasmussen (Collette), exactly the kind of understanding and vigilant police officers Marie could have used. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Review: Netflix's 'Unbelievable' is a harrowing true crime must-watch," 13 Sep. 2019 Pons's followers are interwoven with her life story. cleveland, "Internet sensation Lele Pons discusses tiptoeing on social media’s tightrope," 12 Oct. 2019 Instead, the filmmaker interweaves the disheartening trial and cellblock scenes in All Rise with flashbacks of Steve’s life on the outside prior to his arrest. Candice Frederick, Essence, "All Rise: A Standout Performance From Kelvin Harrison Jr. Brings This Cautionary Tale To Life On The Big Screen," 24 Sep. 2019 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

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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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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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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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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