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Meaning of "wreathe" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WREATHE

Perhaps back formation from wrēthen, from Old English writhen, past participle of wrīthan to writhe.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WREATHE

wreathe  [riːð] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WREATHE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wreathe is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb wreathe in English.

WHAT DOES WREATHE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of wreathe in the English dictionary

The first definition of wreathe in the dictionary is to form into or take the form of a wreath by intertwining or twisting together. Other definition of wreathe is to decorate, crown, or encircle with wreaths. Wreathe is also to move or cause to move in a twisting way.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WREATHE

PRESENT

Present
I wreathe
you wreathe
he/she/it wreathes
we wreathe
you wreathe
they wreathe
Present continuous
I am wreathing
you are wreathing
he/she/it is wreathing
we are wreathing
you are wreathing
they are wreathing
Present perfect
I have wreathed
you have wreathed
he/she/it has wreathed
we have wreathed
you have wreathed
they have wreathed
Present perfect continuous
I have been wreathing
you have been wreathing
he/she/it has been wreathing
we have been wreathing
you have been wreathing
they have been wreathing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I wreathed
you wreathed
he/she/it wreathed
we wreathed
you wreathed
they wreathed
Past continuous
I was wreathing
you were wreathing
he/she/it was wreathing
we were wreathing
you were wreathing
they were wreathing
Past perfect
I had wreathed
you had wreathed
he/she/it had wreathed
we had wreathed
you had wreathed
they had wreathed
Past perfect continuous
I had been wreathing
you had been wreathing
he/she/it had been wreathing
we had been wreathing
you had been wreathing
they had been wreathing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will wreathe
you will wreathe
he/she/it will wreathe
we will wreathe
you will wreathe
they will wreathe
Future continuous
I will be wreathing
you will be wreathing
he/she/it will be wreathing
we will be wreathing
you will be wreathing
they will be wreathing
Future perfect
I will have wreathed
you will have wreathed
he/she/it will have wreathed
we will have wreathed
you will have wreathed
they will have wreathed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been wreathing
you will have been wreathing
he/she/it will have been wreathing
we will have been wreathing
you will have been wreathing
they will have been wreathing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would wreathe
you would wreathe
he/she/it would wreathe
we would wreathe
you would wreathe
they would wreathe
Conditional continuous
I would be wreathing
you would be wreathing
he/she/it would be wreathing
we would be wreathing
you would be wreathing
they would be wreathing
Conditional perfect
I would have wreathe
you would have wreathe
he/she/it would have wreathe
we would have wreathe
you would have wreathe
they would have wreathe
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been wreathing
you would have been wreathing
he/she/it would have been wreathing
we would have been wreathing
you would have been wreathing
they would have been wreathing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you wreathe
we let´s wreathe
you wreathe
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to wreathe
Past participle
wreathed
Present Participle
wreathing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WREATHE


beath
biːð
bequeath
bɪˈkwiːð
breathe
briːð
caid
kɑːˈiːð
dissheathe
dɪsˈʃiːð
embreathe
ɪmˈbriːð
enwreath
ɪnˈriːð
inbreathe
ɪnˈbriːð
insheathe
ɪnˈʃiːð
interwreathe
ˌɪntəˈriːð
Meath
miːð
outbreathe
ˌaʊtˈbriːð
Pontypridd
ˌpɒntɪˈpriːð
quethe
kwiːð
seethe
siːð
sheathe
ʃiːð
teethe
tiːð
unsheathe
ʌnˈʃiːð
unwreathe
ʌnˈriːð
Westmeath
ˌwɛstˈmiːð

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WREATHE

wreak
wreaker
wreakful
wreakless
wreath
wreathen
wreather
wreathless
wreathlike
wreathy
wreck
wreckage
wrecked
wrecker
wreckfish
wreckful
wrecking
wrecking ball
wrecking bar
wrecking crane

WORDS THAT END LIKE WREATHE

bathe
bench lathe
capstan lathe
embathe
enswathe
inswathe
lathe
loathe
rathe
scathe
snathe
spathe
sunbathe
swathe
turning lathe
turret lathe
unswathe

Synonyms and antonyms of wreathe in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WREATHE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wreathe» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wreathe

Translation of «wreathe» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WREATHE

Find out the translation of wreathe to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wreathe from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wreathe» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

盘绕
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

wreathe
570 millions of speakers

English

wreathe
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

wreathe
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اكليل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

окутать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

entretecer
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরিবেষ্টন করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tresser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bernafas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

winden
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

wreathe
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

wreathe
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyenyet
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

treo tràng hoa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பின்னு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पुसणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çevrelemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

inghirlandare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wreathe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

огорнути
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

încolăci
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

wreathe
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

winde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

wreathe
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kranse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wreathe

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WREATHE»

The term «wreathe» is regularly used and occupies the 95.995 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WREATHE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wreathe» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wreathe» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wreathe

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WREATHE»

Discover the use of wreathe in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wreathe and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Norwich Minstrel, Containing Several Hundred of the Most ...
WREATHE THE BOWL. Air—f' Noran." T. Moore. Wreathe the bowl with flow'rs of soul, The brightest wit can find us ; We'll take a flight towards heaven to night, And leave dull earth behind us ! Should Love amid the wreathe be hid That Joy, ...
‎1831
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The Facts on File Guide to Good Writing
would/wood See WOOD/WOULD. wrack/rack See RACK/WRACK. wrapped/rapt See RAPT/WRAPPED. wreak/reek See REEK/WREAK. wreak/reek See REEK/ WREAK. wreathe/wreath See WREATH/WREATHE. wreath/wreathe The words ...
Martin H. Manser, 2009
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The poetical works of Thomas Moore, with notes
Wreathe the bowl With flowers of soul, The brightest wit can. find us ; We'll take a flight Towards heaveu to-night, And leave dull earth behind us ! Should Love amid The wreaths be hid That Joy, the enchanter, brings us, No danger fear While ...
Thomas Moore, 1872
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The household book of poetry
Then wreathe the bowl With flowers of soul, Wreathe the bowl The brightest Wit can find us ; With flowers of soul, We'll take a flight The brightest Wit can find us ; Towards heav'n to-night, We'll take a flight And leave dull earth behind us !
Charles Anderson Dana, 1859
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Hindi Kriya Kosh
PrraT-) to wreathe (a T5 STeRT1 gflth garland) (within a rather dalna'/perf. short time) 2. («IM; TWT_~) to braid, to % STcHT2 gflth plait (hair, a rope...) dSlna /perf. (within a rather short time) 3. (RMT-) to wreathe (a i^f^TT1 gflth garland) dena ...
Helmut Nesiptaal, 2008
6
The Joy of Advent with Saint Benedict
The evergreen ring of the wreathe symbolizes eternal life, while the four candles ( three violet and one rose, reflecting the color of the vestments worn by the priest at Mass) symbolize the passage of time through the season of Advent.
John R. Fortin, 2010
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Endowments of the University of Cambridge
Secondly to the Lawe Reader the field purple, a Crosse moline gold, on a chief gules, a lion passant gardant gold, marked in his syde with this letter L Sables, and to the Creast, vpon the healme, on a wreathe purple and gold, a Bee volant ...
8
Wreathe the Living Brows: An Oration on Walt Whitman
A speech delivered by Colonel Ingersoll in the Horticultural Hall, New York, on October 21, 1890. Whitman attended in an easy wheeled chair on the platform.
Robert Green Ingersoll, 1890
9
Irish Melodies, National Airs, Sacred Songs, Ballads, Etc
WREATHE THE BOWL. A1n.—Noran Kista. I. WREATHE the bowl With flowers of soul, The brightest Wit can find us; We'll take a flight Tow'rds Heaven to-night, And leave dull earth behind us ! Should Love amid The wreaths be bid That Joy,  ...
Thomas Moore, 1823
10
The works of Thomas Moore
WREATHE THE BOWL. An. — Noran Kista. I. Wreathe the bowl With flowers of soul, The brightest Wit can find us ; We'll take a flight Tow'rds Heaven to-night, And leave dull earth behind us ! Should Love amid The wreaths be hid That Joy,  ...
Thomas Moore, 1832

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WREATHE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wreathe is used in the context of the following news items.
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William Finnegan surfs the meaning of his 'Barbarian Days'
... usually come in groups"; to have a place "wired" is to "come to understand [it] deeply"; offshore winds, "as I hope I've made clear, wreathe waves in glory. «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
2
Minister pays tribute to World War I contingent
President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau lays a wreathe at the National War Memorial grounds in Nasese. Picture: SOLOMONE RABULU. Update: 12:15PM FIJI ... «Fiji Times, Jul 15»
3
Commemoration ceremony for fallen soldiers
Jane Byers lays a wreathe in memory of her son Pte. David Byers at a commemoration ceremony for fallen soldiers in Memorial Park in Sudbury. Photo by GINO ... «Midnorth Monitor, Jul 15»
4
Garden Walk: Poem by Diane Fahey
this garden your own small share. of life's quest for beauty in survival. At dusk, whether we listen or not,. bird songs will wreathe this old house in splendour. «Sydney Morning Herald, May 15»
5
Breaking down Street Fighter 5's Bison reveal trailer
So a bunch of his moves, most notably his punch normals, wreathe his opponents in psycho energy, or as the more technical-minded refer to it, "purple stuff. «IGN Africa, May 15»
6
Netanyahu on Remembrance Day: There is no future for the Jewish …
Benjamin Netanyahu. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lays wreathe for the fallen on Remembrance Day. (photo credit:REUTERS). Share on Facebook «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Apr 15»
7
Uber absolves itself of Delhi rape driver responsibility
Late yesterday the San Francisco-based tax-ordering company, which seems to wreathe itself in fresh controversy on a weekly basis as it seeks new inroads into ... «The Stack, Apr 15»
8
JC Chandor Credit Illustration by Tom Bachtell
One recent afternoon, Chandor, a gregarious forty-one-year-old with a Foghorn Leghorn voice, climbed the stairs that wreathe Bayside's Tank 4 and stood on its ... «The New Yorker, Dec 14»
9
Are Tiaras The New Power Scrunchies The New Elvis The New York …
Geoffrey C. Munn, author of “Tiaras: A History of Splendour,” said that modern-day women who wreathe themselves in a shiny codpiece may be making an ironic ... «Gothamist, Dec 14»
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Around Annapolis: Wreathes Across America volunteers and donors …
The wreathe laying is a family event for Turman, who coordinates the fundraising with the help of her husband Bob Turman and his 1981 Naval Academy ... «CapitalGazette.com, Nov 14»

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