verb (used without object)
to cross one another, typically passing alternately over and under, as if woven together; intertwine: Their hands interlaced.
verb (used with object)
to unite or arrange (threads, strips, parts, branches, etc.) so as to intercross one another, passing alternately over and under; intertwine.
to diversify, as with threads woven in.
to intersperse; intermingle: She interlaced her lecture on Schubert with some of his songs.
Origin: 1325–75; inter- Related forms
; replacing Middle English entrelacen
< Middle French en-trelacer
interlacedly /ˌɪntərˈleɪsɪdli/ [in-ter-ley-sid-lee] Show IPA , adverb