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[v. in-ter-weev; n. in-ter-weev] /v. ˌɪn tərˈwiv; n. ˈɪn tərˌwiv/
verb (used with object), interwove or interweaved, interwoven or interwove or interweaved, interweaving.
to weave together, as threads, strands, branches, or roots.
to intermingle or combine as if by weaving:
to interweave truth with fiction.
verb (used without object), interwove or interweaved, interwoven or interwove or interweaved, interweaving.
to become woven together, interlaced, or intermingled.
the act of interweaving or the state of being interwoven; blend:
a perfect interweave of Spanish and American cultures.
Origin of interweave
1570-80; inter- + weave
Related forms
interweavement, noun
interweaver, noun
interweavingly, adverb
uninterwoven, adjective Unabridged
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  • The way the branches overlap and interweave makes nest-building easier for birds, he says.
  • All these plot lines interweave and tauten right up to the unbearable romantic tension of the climax.
  • Snatches of old refrains interweave with the verse.
  • All six programs had some variation of these three, which interweave to form a new-teacher safety net.
  • Our investigation will interweave concepts basic to art, to geometry, and to design.
  • Renegotiation of legacy systems contracts to interweave performance measures in all such contracts.
British Dictionary definitions for interweave


verb -weaves, -weaving, -wove, -weaved, -woven, -wove, -weaved
to weave, blend, or twine together; intertwine Also interwork
Derived Forms
interweavement, noun
interweaver, noun
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Word Origin and History for interweave

1570s, hybrid from inter- + weave (v.). Related: Interweaving; interwoven.

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