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Meaning of WREATHE

Pronunciation:  reedh

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  form into a wreath
  2. [v]  decorate or deck with wreathes; "wreathe the grave site"
  3. [v]  move with slow, sinuous movements
  4. [v]  encircle with or as if with a wreath; "Her face was wreathed with blossoms"
 

WREATHE is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Wreathe\, v. i.
    To be intewoven or entwined; to twine together; as, a bower
    of wreathing trees. --Dryden.
    
    
 

 

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