Definition of interlace in English:


Syllabification: in·ter·lace
Pronunciation: /ˌintərˈlās


  • 1Cross or be crossed intricately together; interweave: [with object]: Jane interlaced her fingers to form a cup. (as adjective interlacing) interlacing bundles of smooth muscle fibers
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    • For a moment, she was afraid he was going to reject her until she felt his hand covering hers, interlacing their fingers together.
    • She interlaced her gloved fingers together around the soup, whatever it was, allowing the steam to rise up and touch her face.
    • I snake my arm behind your neck and interlace my fingers together.
  • 1.1 [with object] (interlace something with) Mingle or intersperse something with: buttercups interlacing their gold with the silver of the daisies discussion interlaced with esoteric mathematics
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    • It is an association of place and memory that draws him to interlace the past with the present.
    • But the childhood stories are interlaced with more recent remembrances.
    • This time we listened to speeches by university administrators and church officials who spoke of the essential relationship between faith and learning, interlacing their talks with references to the mandatum.
  • 1.2 [with object] Electronics Scan (a video image) in such a way that alternate lines form one sequence that is followed by the other lines in a second sequence: (as adjective interlaced) interlaced displays
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    • An input video signal of an interlaced scan format passes through an MCI block, an EDI block, and a line averaging interpolation block, respectively.
    • Analog televisions, for example, interlace frames to create the appearance of 30 frames-per-second resolution.
    • I tried switching between progressive and interlaced modes, and saw the TV do its reconfiguration flash, but the text jittered in both modes.





late Middle English: from Old French entrelacier, from entre- 'between' + lacier 'to lace'.

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