Definition of Intertwine

1. Verb. Spin,wind, or twist together. "Intertwined hearts"

Exact synonyms: Enlace, Entwine, Interlace, Lace, Twine
Generic synonyms: Distort, Twine, Twist
Specialized synonyms: Wind, Wreathe, Wattle, Plash, Pleach, Knot, Ravel, Tangle, Splice
Related verbs: Twine
Derivative terms: Twine, Twiner
Antonyms: Untwine

2. Verb. Make lacework by knotting or looping.
Exact synonyms: Tat
Category relationships: Handicraft
Generic synonyms: Create From Raw Material, Create From Raw Stuff
Entails: Knot
Derivative terms: Tatting

3. Verb. Make a loop in. "Loop a rope"
Exact synonyms: Loop
Generic synonyms: Entwine, Knit
Specialized synonyms: Crochet, Hook, Noose
Derivative terms: Loop

Definition of Intertwine

1. v. t. To unite by twining one with another; to entangle; to interlace.

2. v. i. To be twined or twisted together; to become mutually involved or enfolded.

3. n. The act of intertwining, or the state of being intertwined.

Definition of Intertwine

1. Verb. (transitive) To twine something together. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To become twined together. ¹

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Definition of Intertwine


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Lexicographical Neighbors of Intertwine

intertrochanteric line
intertropical anaemia
intertropical hyphemia
intertubercular bursitis
intertubercular groove
intertubercular line
intertubercular plane
intertubercular sulcus
intertubular zone
intertwine (current term)

Literary usage of Intertwine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Gauge Fields and Cartan-Ehresmann Connections by Robert Hermann (1975)
"OPERATORS WHICH intertwine AFFINE GROUPS Continue with the notations of Section 3. Let D: F -a (4.1) be a map between the two vector spaces. ..."

2. A Cyclopædic Dictionary of the Mang'anja Language Spoken in British Central by David Clement Ruffelle Scott (1892)
"... to interweave, interlace, intertwine, as thonis, as a net woven with meshes, of tangled thread, of the appearance of entrails, of walking arm in arm, ..."

3. A concise Anglo-Saxon dictionary for the use of students by John R. Clark Hall (1916)
"close up, form one mass, Ph : interlock, intertwine, twist, wind, CP : conclude. ... intertwine ..."

4. A Mandarin-Romanized Dictionary of Chinese: Including New Terms and Phrases by Donald MacGillivray (1921)
"... ch'an3-ych* ch'an3-yeh*-kuo*-yus ch'an3 (tz&) 35b ^ ch'an3 35a ~J] to wrap round, to intertwine. to wind up or round. bound by obligations or ..."

5. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel, Johann Gottfried Flügel (1861)
"ea to wind or twist through ..., to intwine, intertwine; ?orbee= ГСП mit Gp^CU —, to twist bajs with ivy. ..."

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