dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


4 definitions found
 for wreathe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wreathe \Wreathe\, v. t. [imp. Wreathed; p. p. Wreathed;
     Archaic Wreathen; p. pr. & vb. n. Wreathing.] [See
     Wreath, n.] [Written also wreath.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To cause to revolve or writhe; to twist about; to turn.
        [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              And from so heavy sight his head did wreathe.
                                                    --Spenser.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To twist; to convolve; to wind one about another; to
        entwine.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The nods and smiles of recognition into which this
              singular physiognomy was wreathed.    --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              From his slack hand the garland wreathed for Eve
              Down dropped.                         --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To surround with anything twisted or convolved; to
        encircle; to infold.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Each wreathed in the other's arms.    --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Dusk faces with withe silken turbants wreathed.
                                                    --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              And with thy winding ivy wreathes her lance.
                                                    --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. To twine or twist about; to surround; to encircle.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              In the flowers that wreathe the sparkling bowl,
              Fell adders hiss.                     --Prior.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wreathe \Wreathe\, v. i.
     To be intewoven or entwined; to twine together; as, a bower
     of wreathing trees. --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wreathe
      v 1: move with slow, sinuous movements
      2: decorate or deck with wreaths; "wreathe the grave site"
      3: form into a wreath [syn: wreathe, wind]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "wreathe":
     band, bead, begird, bejewel, belt, belt in, beribbon, bespangle,
     braid, cincture, circle, coil, corkscrew, curl, diamond,
     encincture, encircle, engird, engrave, enlace, ensphere, entwine,
     feather, figure, filigree, flag, flounce, flower, garland, gem,
     gird, girdle, illuminate, interknit, interlace, intertie,
     intertissue, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, intort, jewel,
     knit, lace, loom, loop, mat, net, noose, paint, plait, pleach,
     plume, raddle, ribbon, ring, spangle, spiral, splice, tinsel,
     tissue, twill, twine, twine around, twist, wattle, weave, web,
     wreathe around, zone
  
  

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org