- 1[transitive, usually passive] wreathe something (in/with something) to surround or cover something The mountain tops were wreathed in mist. The plant grew everywhere, its stems wreathed with soft blue flowers. (figurative) Her face was wreathed in smiles (= she was smiling a lot).
- 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move slowly and lightly, especially in circles synonym weave smoke wreathing into the sky
NAmE//rið//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wreathe
he / she / it wreathes
past simple wreathed
-ing form wreathing