wreathe

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]