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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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Examples from the web for interwoven
  • The cells of an organism are nodes in a richly interwoven communications network, transmitting and receiving, coding and decoding.
  • It is one of the natural cycles that is interwoven in the climate change fabric, but not the only one.
  • Its products and engineering are tightly interwoven with all the company's other operations.
  • But even though it is debated their roll in society has always been strongly interwoven.
  • But in mental life, the influences are so interwoven, that any definite sequence can but seldom be demonstrated.
  • Science is a tapestry, a vast complex fabric interwoven with countless threads.
  • Still, these developments are interwoven, in the experience of many students if not in the intentions of legislators.
  • And he handles this film's dozens of significant characters and the many interwoven strands of its story line with ease.
  • The interwoven happily-ever-afters in the four story lines aren't really earned, but their hearts are in a jolly place.
  • interwoven products using this service can work together without a problem.
British Dictionary definitions for interwoven


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 interwoven



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

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