interlaced


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.
Related to interlaced: Interlaced GIF, interlaced image

in·ter·lace

 (ĭn′tər-lās′)
v. in·ter·laced, in·ter·lac·ing, in·ter·lac·es
v.tr.
1. To connect by or as if by lacing together; interweave.
2. To intersperse; intermix: interlaced the testimony with half-truths.
v.intr.
To intertwine: "As the earth thaws, numberless little streams are formed to overlap and interlace with one another" (Joyce Carol Oates).

in′ter·lace′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.interlaced - having a pattern of fretwork or latticework
reticular, reticulate - resembling or forming a network; "the reticulate veins of a leaf"; "a reticulated highway system"

interlaced

verb interwoven, intertwined, interlocked, crossed, knitted, braided, interspersed, plaited, entwined, twined, reticulated, interwreathed He sat with his eyes closed and his fingers interlaced.
Translations

interlaced

[ˌɪntərˈleɪst] adj (= entwined) → entrelacé(e)
During my whole report, he sat with his eyes closed and his fingers interlaced → Pendant toute la durée de mon rapport, il est resté assis les yeux clos et les doigts entrelacés.
interlaced with → entrelacé de
References in classic literature ?
Clare, as he sat apart in his corner; his long claw-like fingers interlaced on his knee; his dark vigilant eyes fixed searchingly now on one face, now on another.
He was bald on the top of his head; and had some thin wet-looking hair that was just turning grey, brushed across each temple, so that the two sides interlaced on his forehead.
At length, towards evening, the mass of trees grew more transparent, and through the interlaced branches a wide plain was visible.
the venous artery (arteria venosa), likewise inappropriately thus designated, because it is simply a vein which comes from the lungs, where it is divided into many branches, interlaced with those of the arterial vein, and those of the tube called the windpipe, through which the air we breathe enters; and the great artery which, issuing from the heart, sends its branches all over the body.
Heretofore the Swedes had always watched near-by their trap, for as a rule only the stronger bulls are thus caught, since in their greediness they prevent the weaker from approaching the covered bait, and when once within the ordinary rude trap woven on the spot of interlaced branches they are able, with the aid of their friends upon the outside, to demolish their prison and escape.
The horse-hair crests on their gleaming helmets touched one another as they nodded forward, so closely serried were they; the spears they brandished in their strong hands were interlaced, and their hearts were set on battle.
It was a rough, narrow trail, and led over an old lava flow--a black ocean which was tumbled into a thousand fantastic shapes--a wild chaos of ruin, desolation, and barrenness--a wilderness of billowy upheavals, of furious whirlpools, of miniature mountains rent asunder--of gnarled and knotted, wrinkled and twisted masses of blackness that mimicked branching roots, great vines, trunks of trees, all interlaced and mingled together: and all these weird shapes, all this turbulent panorama, all this stormy, far-stretching waste of blackness, with its thrilling suggestiveness of life, of action, of boiling, surging, furious motion, was petrified
Its beauty and simplicity consist in the interspacing of both, being a foot or more wide, which are interlaced, interlocked, fitted together, enchained enchased, interlined one upon another, and bite into each other in a manner that is truly firm and graceful.
It was a vast busy space stretching away northward as far as he could see, methodically cut up into numbered sheds, gasometers, squad encampments, storage areas, interlaced with the omnipresent mono-rail lines, and altogether free from overhead wires or cables.
Overhead three breadfruit trees interlaced their noble branches.
For defence each man wore a coat of interlaced leathern thongs, strengthened at the shoulder, elbow, and upper arm with slips of steel.
Trophies of blunderbuses, matchlocks, arquebuses, carbines, all kinds of firearms, ancient and modern, were picturesquely interlaced against the walls.