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interlace

[in-ter-leys, in-ter-leys] /ˌɪn tərˈleɪs, ˈɪn tərˌleɪs/
verb (used without object), interlaced, interlacing.
1.
to cross one another, typically passing alternately over and under, as if woven together; intertwine:
Their hands interlaced.
verb (used with object), interlaced, interlacing.
2.
to unite or arrange (threads, strips, parts, branches, etc.) so as to intercross one another, passing alternately over and under; intertwine.
3.
to mingle; blend.
4.
to diversify, as with threads woven in.
5.
to intersperse; intermingle:
She interlaced her lecture on Schubert with some of his songs.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; inter- + lace; replacing Middle English entrelacen < Middle French en-trelacer
Related forms
interlacedly
[in-ter-ley-sid-lee] /ˌɪn tərˈleɪ sɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
interlacement, noun
uninterlaced, adjective
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Examples for interlace
  • Some of the deeper longitudinal fibers turn in and interlace with the circular fibers of the valve.
  • At the same number of lines, progressive scan produces a higher quality picture than interlace scan.
  • Looms weave or interlace two yarns, so they cross each other at right angles to form fabric.
  • Provide a true parameter to set the interlace attribute.
  • Raise your arms over your head and interlace your fingers with your palms facing up.
  • The tidal streams that interlace the marsh were plied for fish, crabs and oysters.
British Dictionary definitions for interlace

interlace

/ˌɪntəˈleɪs/
verb
1.
to join together (patterns, fingers, etc) by crossing, as if woven; intertwine
2.
(transitive) to mingle or blend in an intricate way
3.
(transitive) usually foll by with. to change the pattern of; diversify; intersperse to interlace a speech with humour
Derived Forms
interlacedly (ˌɪntəˈleɪsɪdlɪ) adverb
interlacement, noun
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Word Origin and History for interlace
v.

late 14c., from Middle French entrelacer, from entre- (see entre-) + lacer (see lace). Television sense is from 1927. Related: Interlaced; interlacing. The noun is 1904, from the verb.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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interlace in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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