Pronunciation: (rē&thslash;), [key]
—v., wreathed; wreathed or (Archaic) wreath•en; wreath•ing.
1. to encircle or adorn with or as with a wreath.
2. to form as a wreath by twisting or twining.
3. to surround in curving or curling masses or form.
4. to envelop: a face wreathed in smiles.
1. to take the form of a wreath or wreaths.
2. to move in curving or curling masses, as smoke.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.