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Definition of "wreathe" []

  • To twist or entwine into a wreath. (verb-transitive)
  • To twist or curl into a wreathlike shape or contour. (verb-transitive)
  • To crown, decorate, or encircle with or as if with a wreath. (verb-transitive)
  • To coil or curl. (verb-transitive)
  • To form a wreath or wreathlike shape around. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wreathe" in a sentence
  • "He would have his audience there, where the setting sun might wreathe him in an aura of brilliance."
  • "But if I find myself in company with other people, words at once make smoke rings — see how phrases at once begin to wreathe off my lips."
  • "Universal shallowness wonders and applauds; and Aristarchus the Little, fired to dare fresh achievements, is certain of new weeds to wreathe with his deciduous bays."