in·ter·lace / ˌintərˈlās/ • v. [tr.] bind intricately together; interweave: the trees interlaced their branches so that only tiny patches of sky were visible. ∎ (interlace something with) mingle or intersperse something with: buttercups interlacing their gold with the silver of the daisies discussion interlaced with esoteric mathematics. ∎ [intr.] (of two or more things) cross each other intricately: [as adj.] (interlacing) interlacing bundles of smooth muscle fibers. ∎ Electr. 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 adj.] (interlaced) interlaced displays. DERIVATIVES: in·ter·lace·ment n.
O. Jones (1868);
Lampugnani (ed.) and Dinsmoor (1986)