intertwine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v intertwine spin,wind, or twist together "intertwine the ribbons","Twine the threads into a rope","intertwined hearts"
    • v intertwine make a loop in "loop a rope"
    • v intertwine make lacework by knotting or looping
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Intertwine The act of intertwining, or the state of being intertwined.
    • v. i Intertwine To be twined or twisted together; to become mutually involved or enfolded.
    • v. t Intertwine To unite by twining one with another; to entangle; to interlace.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • intertwine To unite by twining or twisting one with another; interlace.
    • intertwine To twine together; be interwoven: as, intertwining vines.
    • n intertwine A mutual or reciprocal twining or winding.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Intertwine in-tėr-twīn′ to twine or twist together
    • v.i Intertwine to be twisted together: to become mutually involved
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Quotations

  • Thomas Tutko
    Thomas Tutko
    “Your emotions affect every cell in your body. Mind and body, mental and physical, are intertwined.”

Usage

In literature:

Her softly intertwined fingers became rigid.
"Anna the Adventuress" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
This method consisted in the dexterous intertwining of knots on strings, so as to render them auxiliaries to the memory.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
Yes, a maiden's first love is ever a source of solace amidst the gloom of affliction; because it is so intimately intertwined with hope!
"Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf" by George W. M. Reynolds
Above the doorway of the old building, in the stone, is still seen a carved medallion with W. W. C. intertwined.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
A strange planet is this, for the shifting of national loyalties and the rending and intertwining of bonds of union!
"Lafayette" by Martha Foote Crow
His being was intertwined with its life by a thousand tendrils of intellectual sympathy.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
Over the door were four small American flags intertwined with one Hawaiian flag.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
The serpent's tail divided itself into two legs; the man's legs intertwined themselves into a tail.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Oftentimes their boughs would intertwine above, and what seemed to be the black mouth of a tunnel would confront us.
"The Love Story of Abner Stone" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
Political and commercial interests were thus intertwined with one another.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
Beside the fallen monarch of the wood the lifting saplings bud and intertwine.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
The tarred ropes twined and intertwined like lichens and vines.
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
With what pride, she reflected, she had worked over the G and D, lovingly intertwined in one corner.
"The Ivory Snuff Box" by Arnold Fredericks
Only our locked, intertwined legs were visible; our bodies were lost in the sky.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
The tropical vegetation of intertwining crimson was now changing to a faint gold.
"Claire" by Leslie Burton Blades
There, too, the corruption was indeed very great; but it was not so firmly intertwined with the foundation of the whole state.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
Our lives are riveted, our lots intertwined.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
The Cite Frochot is shut in by low stone walls, topped by grating round which creepers intertwine.
"The Exploits of Juve" by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
The dwarfs set up the tree on a clear part of the path, and made a little stand for it of boughs cleverly intertwined and moss between.
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
And the peasant folk say that from that tomb arose two saplings, the branches of which intertwined more closely as they grew.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
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In poetry:

Susanna's name is intertwined,
A gem as sparkling and as clear
As those with which it is enshrined;
And this is all we know of her.
"Ministering Women" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
Now to our eyes, made dim with years,
Right intertwines with wrong.
How can we hear, with these tired ears,
The old, the magic song?
"In Age" by Edith Nesbit
No sweeter bowers the bee delayed,
In wild Hymettus' scented shade,
Than those you dwell among;
Snow-flowered azaleas, intertwined
With roses, over banks inclined
With trembling harebells hung!
"To -----" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Flowers, by kindred spirits painted,
Taste shall here so intertwine,
That thy brother's spirit sainted,—
Could the finished volume lie
Open to his watchful eye,—
Would give it back to thine.
"For The Album of Miss Mary G. M--" by John Pierpont
No gorget of steel rested on her bare bosom,
Where glittered a necklace of gems from the skies;
And girding her waist was the red band of sunset,
With light intertwined 'neath the glance of her eyes.
"Pro Patria: America, 1861" by Adah Isaacs Menken
And, lo, sweet friend! behold this cup,
Round which the garlands intertwine;
With Massic it is foaming up,
And we would drink to thee and thine.
And of the draught thou shalt partake,
Who lov'st us for our father's sake.
"To M.L. Gray," by Eugene Field

In news:

Poetry and wine are often intertwined, which brings me to my Valentine's Day rhyme.
Facebook and Zynga have always been deeply intertwined, but the companies signed paperwork this week to make their relationship a bit more distant.
'Simon and the Oaks ' offers sprawling tale of intertwined families.
Mystery, Music, and Metamorphosis intertwine in Gerald Elias' fourth novel, Death and Transfiguration .
STOLZENBERGER AND DOVER 'INTERTWINED' IN NATURE AND BIRDS AT VISCERAL GALLERY.
The monastic complex of Ta Prohm, a mystic hideout where jungle meets temple and massive tree roots intertwine with stone walls at the Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia.
Twists of fate drive the intertwining narratives at play in Westeros.
Elections and governance have become so intertwined that it's hard to know when campaigns begin or end.
That's because catalogs and online sales are intertwined, with catalogs serving as a tool to get customers' attention and to motivate them to make purchases, often online.
Two independent mythological plots becoming intertwined into one overhead.
The video explores the South Asian countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh, plus the island nations of Sri Lanka and the Maldives whose cultures and histories are intertwined and often tumultuous.
They obviously intertwine quite a bit.
History intertwines with fiction when the Jewel Box Theatre 2012 original play winner, EXCAVATION, opens November 15th at 3700 N Walker, for its world premiere.
Music and the quest for justice -- have long been intertwined, and the troubadours of troubling times.
The curious and intertwined stories behind two familiar national tunes, and the ways they have been used—and misused—for the past two centuries.
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In science:

It seems that the most general and natural notion is the one of abelian intertwining algebra [DL2].
Generalized vertex algebras generated by parafermion-like vertex operators
It would be nice to extend our result to the notion of abelian intertwining algebra.
Generalized vertex algebras generated by parafermion-like vertex operators
The proof of classification theorem (5.2) as before consists of a uniqueness theorem, an existence theorem and an intertwining argument of Elliott.
Classification of simple $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank zero
It remains to be shown that Ux intertwines between πx and the free Fock space representation ρ of C on F (K).
Filtered random variables, bialgebras and convolutions
The intertwining number c(T ) = dimK [C (T )] is equal to 1 for K = C and can take the values 1 or 2 or 4 if K = R.
Poincare' normal forms and simple compact Lie groups
This means that there is a normal morphism ι : A → B which is a dual (in the 2-category of factors, morphisms and intertwiners) of the embedding morphism ι = id : B → A, such that γ = ι ◦ ι.
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
We will now record two lemmas which will yield an explicit description of the joint law of X and ˆX , and an intertwining relationship between their respective transition matrices.
A path-transformation for random walks and the Robinson-Schensted correspondence
For a discussion on the role of intertwining in the context of Pitman’s 2M − X theorem (the case k = 2), see .
A path-transformation for random walks and the Robinson-Schensted correspondence
The intertwining relationship (50) can also be verified directly using QtL = LPt and (46).
A path-transformation for random walks and the Robinson-Schensted correspondence
Intertwining of Markov semi-groups, some examples.
A path-transformation for random walks and the Robinson-Schensted correspondence
Remark 2.17 Results of this paper can be appropriately generalized in terms of intertwining operators [FHL].
Simple vertex operator algebras are nondegenerate
In fact, the corresponding result of [DL] was formulated in terms of intertwining operators in the more general context of generalized vertex algebras.
Simple vertex operator algebras are nondegenerate
First, when the parameters are generic the representations induced from irreducible representations of the affine Hecke algebra remain irreducible, due to an argument of Cherednik via intertwiners.
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
Cherednik, I., Intertwining operators of double affine Hecke algebras, Selecta.
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
Dobrev, Intertwining operator realization of the AdS/CFT correspondence, Nucl.
Generalized free fields and the AdS-CFT correspondence
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