Definitions for wreatherið

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wreatherið(v.t.)

  1. to form as a wreath by twisting or twining.

  2. to envelop:

    a face wreathed in smiles.

  3. (v.i.)to take the form of a wreath or wreaths.

  4. to move in curving or curling masses, as smoke.

Origin of wreathe:

1520–30; earlier wrethe, partly v. use of wreath , partly back formation from wrethen, obs. ptp. of writhe

wreath′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wreathe(verb)

    move with slow, sinuous movements

  2. wreathe(verb)

    decorate or deck with wreaths

    "wreathe the grave site"

  3. wreathe, wind(verb)

    form into a wreath

Wiktionary

  1. wreathe(Verb)

    To twist, curl or entwine something into a shape similar to a wreath

  2. wreathe(Verb)

    To form a wreathlike shape around something

  3. wreathe(Verb)

    To curl, writhe or spiral in the form of a wreath

  4. wreathe(Verb)

    To turn violently aside or around; to wrench.

  5. Origin: Partly a back-formation of wreathen (past participle of writhe), and partly from wreath.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wreathe(noun)

    to cause to revolve or writhe; to twist about; to turn

  2. Wreathe(noun)

    to twist; to convolve; to wind one about another; to entwine

  3. Wreathe(noun)

    to surround with anything twisted or convolved; to encircle; to infold

  4. Wreathe(noun)

    to twine or twist about; to surround; to encircle

  5. Wreathe(verb)

    to be intewoven or entwined; to twine together; as, a bower of wreathing trees


Translations for wreathe

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

wreathe(verb)

to cover

faces wreathed in smiles.

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