from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To twist or entwine into a wreath.
- transitive v. To twist or curl into a wreathlike shape or contour.
- transitive v. To crown, decorate, or encircle with or as if with a wreath.
- transitive v. To coil or curl.
- transitive v. To form a wreath or wreathlike shape around.
- intransitive v. To assume the form of a wreath.
- intransitive v. To curl, writhe, or spiral: The smoke wreathed upward.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To twist, curl or entwine something into a shape similar to a wreath
- v. To form a wreathlike shape around something
- v. To curl, writhe or spiral in the form of a wreath
- v. To turn violently aside or around; to wrench.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cause to revolve or writhe; to twist about; to turn.
- transitive v. To twist; to convolve; to wind one about another; to entwine.
- transitive v. To surround with anything twisted or convolved; to encircle; to infold.
- transitive v. To twine or twist about; to surround; to encircle.
- intransitive v. To be intewoven or entwined; to twine together.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To twist; form by twisting.
- To writhe; contort; distort.
- To form into a wreath; adjust as a wreath or circularly; cause to pass about something.
- To form or make by intertwining; also, to twist together or intertwine; combine, as several things into one, by twisting and intertwining.
- To surround with a wreath or with anything twisted or twined; infold; twist, twine, or fold round.
- To form or become a wreath about; encircle.
- To take the form of a wreath; hence, to mingle or interlace, as two or more things with one another.
- In milling, to hug the eye of the millstone so closely as to retard or prevent its descent: said of flour or meal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. form into a wreath
- v. move with slow, sinuous movements
- v. decorate or deck with wreaths
From wreath.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Partly a back-formation of wreathen (past participle of writhe), and partly from wreath. (Wiktionary)