wreathe

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verb \ˈrēth\

Definition of wreathe

wreathed

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wreathing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to shape into a wreathb :  interweavec :  to cause to coil about something

  3. 2 :  to twist or contort so as to show folds or creases

  4. 3 :  to encircle or adorn with or as if with a wreath

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to twist in coils :  writhe

  7. 2a :  to take on the shape of a wreathb :  to move or extend in circles or spirals

Examples of wreathe in a Sentence

  1. decided to wreathe the grapevines into a beribboned swag to give the room the country look

  2. wreathed small flowers into the design for the wallpaper

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Origin and Etymology of wreathe

wreath


First Known Use: 1530


WREATHE Defined for English Language Learners

wreathe

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Definition of wreathe for English Language Learners

  • : to surround or cover (something)


WREATHE Defined for Kids

wreathe

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verb \ˈrēth\

Definition of wreathe for Students

wreathed

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wreathing

  1. 1 :  to form into wreaths Evergreen branches were wreathed and hung.

  2. 2 :  to crown, decorate, or cover with or as if with a wreath The girls … wreathed their hair with … blossoms. — Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea



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