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  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 wreathe — index intertwine Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 wreathe — [ri:ð] v literary [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Partly from wreath; partly from wrethen, old past participle of writhe] 1.) be wreathed in sth to be covered in something ▪ The mountains were wreathed in mist. 2.) be wreathed in smiles to be smiling… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 wreathe — [ rið ] verb MAINLY LITERARY 1. ) transitive usually passive if something is wreathed in something such as smoke, steam, or shadow, it is surrounded by it: The city below them was wreathed in mist. a ) intransitive if smoke, steam or MIST… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 wreathe — (v.) 1520s, a back formation from wrethen, Middle English pp. of WRITHE (Cf. writhe). Related: Wreathed; wreathing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 wreathe — *wind, coil, curl, twist, twine, entwine …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 wreathe — ► VERB 1) (usu. be wreathed) envelop, surround, or encircle. 2) (of smoke) move with a curling motion. ORIGIN from WRITHE(Cf. ↑writhe), reinforced by WREATH(Cf. ↑wreath) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 wreathe — [rēth] vt. wreathed, wreathing [Early ModE, back form. < ME wrethen, pp. of writhen,WRITHE; in later use < WREATH] 1. to coil, twist, or entwine, esp. so as to form into a wreath 2. to coil, twist, or entwine around; encircle [clouds… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 wreathe — en·wreathe; in·ter·wreathe; un·wreathe; wreathe; …

    English syllables

  • 11 wreathe — UK [riːð] / US [rɪð] verb Word forms wreathe : present tense I/you/we/they wreathe he/she/it wreathes present participle wreathing past tense wreathed past participle wreathed mainly literary 1) a) [transitive, usually passive] if something is… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 wreathe — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 wreathe — verb (wreathed; wreathing) Etymology: wreath Date: 1530 transitive verb 1. a. to shape into a wreath b. interweave c. to cause to coil about something 2. to twist or contort so as to show folds or creases 3 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 wreathe — wreather, n. /reedh/, v., wreathed; wreathed or (Archaic) wreathen; wreathing. v.t. 1. to encircle or adorn with or as with a wreath. 2. to form as a wreath by twisting or twining. 3. to surround in curving or curling masses or form. 4. to… …

    Universalium

  • 15 wreathe — verb /ɹiːð/ a) To twist, curl or entwine something into a shape similar to a wreath from so heauie sight his head did wreath, / Accusing fortune, and too cruell fate [...]. b) To form a wreathlike shape around something …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 wreathe — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. entwine, encircle, coil, twist, festoon. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To move or proceed on a repeatedly curving course: coil, corkscrew, curl, entwine, meander, snake, spiral, twine, twist, weave, wind2. See… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 wreathe — [[t]ri͟ːð[/t]] wreathes, wreathing, wreathed 1) VERB If something is wreathed in smoke or mist, it is surrounded by it. [LITERARY] [be V ed in n] The ship was wreathed in smoke... [V n] Fog wreathes the temples. Syn …

    English dictionary

  • 18 wreathe — rɪːð v. shape into a wreath, shape into a circular arrangement of flowers; festoon; adorn; decorate with a wreath; encircle, enfold; move in curling masses (of smoke); move in circles or spirals …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 wreathe — 1) weather 2) whereat …

    Anagrams dictionary

  • 20 wreathe — [ri:δ] verb 1》 envelop, surround, or encircle.     ↘literary twist or entwine round or over something.     ↘(of smoke) move with a curling motion. 2》 form (flowers, leaves, or stems) into a wreath. Origin C16: partly a back form. from archaic… …

    English new terms dictionary