Definitions for: Wreathe


[v] form into a wreath
[v] decorate or deck with wreathes; "wreathe the grave site"
[v] move with slow, sinuous movements
[v] encircle with or as if with a wreath; "Her face was wreathed with blossoms"



Webster (1913) Definition: Wreathe, v. t. [imp. Wreathed; p. p. Wreathed;
Archaic Wreathen; p. pr. & vb. n. Wreathing.] [See
Wreath, n.] [Written also wreath.]
1. To cause to revolve or writhe; to twist about; to turn.
[Obs.]

And from so heavy sight his head did wreathe.
--Spenser.

2. To twist; to convolve; to wind one about another; to
entwine.

The nods and smiles of recognition into which this
singular physiognomy was wreathed. --Sir W.
Scott.

From his slack hand the garland wreathed for Eve
Down dropped. --Milton.

3. To surround with anything twisted or convolved; to
encircle; to infold.

Each wreathed in the other's arms. --Shak.

Dusk faces with withe silken turbants wreathed.
--Milton.

And with thy winding ivy wreathes her lance.
--Dryden.

4. To twine or twist about; to surround; to encircle.

In the flowers that wreathe the sparkling bowl, Fell
adders hiss. --Prior.


Wreathe, v. i.
To be intewoven or entwined; to twine together; as, a bower
of wreathing trees. --Dryden.

Synonyms: wind, worm, wreath

See Also: adorn, beautify, circle, decorate, embellish, encircle, enlace, entwine, environ, grace, interlace, intertwine, lace, ornament, ring, round, surround, twine

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