Wreathe meaning

rēth
To twist or entwine into a wreath or a wreathlike shape.

He wreathed flowers into a garland. He wreathed the cloth into a turban.

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To crown or decorate with a wreath.

The winner was wreathed with laurel.

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To encircle or surround.

The mountaintop is wreathed in mist.

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To extend across; cover.

Her face was wreathed in smiles.

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To coil or curl.

The snake wreathed itself around the branch.

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To curl, writhe, or spiral.

The smoke wreathed upward.

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To twist or entwine into a wreath or a wreathlike shape.

He wreathed flowers into a garland. He wreathed the cloth into a turban.

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To crown or decorate with a wreath.

The winner was wreathed with laurel.

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To encircle or surround.

The mountaintop is wreathed in mist.

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To extend across; cover.

Her face was wreathed in smiles.

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To coil or curl.

The snake wreathed itself around the branch.

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To curl, writhe, or spiral.

The smoke wreathed upward.

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To coil, twist, or entwine, esp. so as to form into a wreath.
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To coil, twist, or entwine around; encircle.

Clouds wreathed the mountains.

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To decorate with wreaths.
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To cover or envelop.

A face wreathed in smiles.

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To move with a twisting or coiling motion.
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To have or take the form of a wreath.
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To twist, curl or entwine something into a shape similar to a wreath.
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To form a wreathlike shape around something.
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(intransitive) To curl, writhe or spiral in the form of a wreath.
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Origin of wreathe

  • From wreath
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From wreath
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Partly a back-formation of wreathen (past participle of writhe), and partly from wreath.
    From Wiktionary