Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive & intransitive verb To intertwine.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An intertwisted mass; the act of intertwisting or tangling.
  • To twist one with another; twist or twine together.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To twist together one with another; to intertwine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To twist together; to intertwine

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

inter- +‎ twist

Examples

  • Peering very sharply through an intertwist of suckers (for his shelter was a stool of hazel, thrown up to repair the loss of stem), he perceived that the Emperor had moved his horse a little when Carne rejoined and reassured him.

    Springhaven

  • = In gauze weaving all the warp threads are not parallel to each other, but are made to intertwist more or less among themselves, thereby favoring the production of light, open fabrics, in which many ornamental lace-like combinations can be obtained.

    Textiles For Commercial, Industrial, and Domestic Arts Schools; Also Adapted to Those Engaged in Wholesale and Retail Dry Goods, Wool, Cotton, and Dressmaker's Trades

  • It shall twist and intertwist them through and around each other—Compact shall they be, showing new signs,

    299

  • Jacqueline's hands and began again to intertwist it with the boyish locks.

    Max

  • It is strange that no human being grows up who does not so intertwist in his growth the whole idea and spirit of his day, that rightly to dissect out his history would require one to cut to pieces and analyze society, law, religion, the metaphysics and the morals of his times; and, as all these things run back to those of past days, the problem is still further complicated.

    Oldtown Folks

  • This mad project of Hamish's at which he would have laughed in a saner mood, began to intertwist itself with all these passionate longings and these troubled dreams of what might yet be possible to him on earth; and wherever he turned it was suggested to him; and whatever was the craving and desire of the moment, this, and this only, was the way to reach it.

    Macleod of Dare

  • Peering very sharply through an intertwist of suckers (for his shelter was a stool of hazel, thrown up to repair the loss of stem), he perceived that the Emperor had moved his horse a little when Carne rejoined and reassured him.

    Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War

  • It shall twist and intertwist them through and around each other -- Compact shall they be, showing new signs,

    Calamus poems : from Leaves of Grass (1860)

  • God; there is great Hazard lest the Devil intertwist some of his

    The Wonders of the Invisible World Being an Account of the Tryals of Several Witches Lately Executed in New-England, to which is added A Farther Account of the Tryals of the New-England Witches

  • Tacitus reports, that amongst certain barbarian kings their manner was, when they would make a firm obligation, to join their right hands close to one another, and intertwist their thumbs; and when, by force of straining the blood, it appeared in the ends, they lightly pricked them with some sharp instrument, and mutually sucked them.

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete

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