Wreathe

Definition of Wreathe

v. t.1.To cause to revolve or writhe; to twist about; to turn.
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.
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.
v. i.1.To be intewoven or entwined; to twine together; as, a bower of wreathing trees.

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