wreathe - definition and synonyms

verb mainly literary 

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present tense
present participlewreathing
past tensewreathed
past participlewreathed
  1. 1
    [transitive] [usually passive] if something is wreathed in something such as smoke, steam, or shadow, it is surrounded by it

    The city below them was wreathed in mist.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] if smoke, steam, or mist wreathes, it moves through the air
  2. 2
    [transitive] [usually passive] if an object is wreathed in flowers or leaves, they are put around it to decorate it