Wreathen
Wreathe Wreathe, v. t. [imp. {Wreathed}; p. p. {Wreathed}; Archaic {Wreathen}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wreathing}.] [See {Wreath}, n.] [Written also {wreath}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause to revolve or writhe; to twist about; to turn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

And from so heavy sight his head did wreathe. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To twist; to convolve; to wind one about another; to entwine. [1913 Webster]

The nods and smiles of recognition into which this singular physiognomy was wreathed. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

From his slack hand the garland wreathed for Eve Down dropped. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To surround with anything twisted or convolved; to encircle; to infold. [1913 Webster]

Each wreathed in the other's arms. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Dusk faces with withe silken turbants wreathed. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

And with thy winding ivy wreathes her lance. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To twine or twist about; to surround; to encircle. [1913 Webster]

In the flowers that wreathe the sparkling bowl, Fell adders hiss. --Prior. [1913 Webster]


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  • Wreathen — Wreath en, a. Twisted; made into a wreath. Wreathen work of pure gold. Ex. xxviii. 22. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wreathen — wreath·en …   English syllables

  • wreathen — ˈrēthən adjective Etymology: Middle English wrethen, from past participle of writhen to writhe 1. archaic : made into a wreath : wreathed 2. archaic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Exodus 28 — 1 And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest s office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron s sons. 2 And thou shalt make holy …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Exodus 39 — 1 And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made cloths of service, to do service in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron; as the LORD commanded Moses. 2 And he made the ephod of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • 2 Kings 25 — 1 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts against it… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • wreath — Wreathe Wreathe, v. t. [imp. {Wreathed}; p. p. {Wreathed}; Archaic {Wreathen}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wreathing}.] [See {Wreath}, n.] [Written also {wreath}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause to revolve or writhe; to twist about; to turn. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wreathe — Wreathe, v. t. [imp. {Wreathed}; p. p. {Wreathed}; Archaic {Wreathen}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wreathing}.] [See {Wreath}, n.] [Written also {wreath}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause to revolve or writhe; to twist about; to turn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wreathed — Wreathe Wreathe, v. t. [imp. {Wreathed}; p. p. {Wreathed}; Archaic {Wreathen}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wreathing}.] [See {Wreath}, n.] [Written also {wreath}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause to revolve or writhe; to twist about; to turn. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wreathed — Wreathe Wreathe, v. t. [imp. {Wreathed}; p. p. {Wreathed}; Archaic {Wreathen}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wreathing}.] [See {Wreath}, n.] [Written also {wreath}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause to revolve or writhe; to twist about; to turn. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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