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wreathe


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wreathe  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wreathe  \Wreathe\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  intewoven  or  entwined;  to  twine  together;  as  a  bower 
  of  wreathing  trees.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wreathe 
  v  1:  move  with  slow,  sinuous  movements  [syn:  {worm}] 
  2:  encircle  with  or  as  if  with  a  wreath;  "Her  face  was  wreathed 
  with  blossoms"  [syn:  {wreath}] 
  3:  decorate  or  deck  with  wreathes;  "wreathe  the  grave  site" 
  4:  form  into  a  wreath  [syn:  {wind}] 




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