[syn: lock, interlock, interlace]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Interlace \In`ter*lace"\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Interlaced;
p. pr. & vb. n. Interlacing.] [OE. entrelacen, F.
entrelacer. See Inter-, and Lace.]
To unite, as by lacing together; to insert or interpose one
thing within another; to intertwine; to interweave.
Severed into stripes
That interlaced each other. --Cowper.
The epic way is everywhere interlaced with dialogue.
Interlacing arches (Arch.), arches, usually circular, so
constructed that their archivolts intersect and seem to be
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons";
"Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts" [syn:
intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace,
lace] [ant: untwine]
2: hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her
neck" [syn: lock, interlock, interlace]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
78 Moby Thesaurus words for "interlace":
admix, alloy, amalgamate, bemingle, blend, braid, coact, coalesce,
combine, commingle, commix, compose, compound, concoct,
conglomerate, cooperate, dovetail, emulsify, engage, enlace,
entwine, fuse, hash, homogenize, immingle, immix, integrate,
interact, interblend, interchange, interknit, interlard, intermesh,
intermingle, intermix, interplay, intertie, intertissue,
intertwine, intertwist, interweave, interwork, intort, jumble,
knead, knit, lace, loom, loop, mat, merge, mesh, mingle,
mingle-mangle, mix, mix up, mortise, net, noose, plait, pleach,
raddle, scramble, shuffle, splice, stir up, syncretize,
throw together, tissue, toss together, twill, twine, twist, wattle,
weave, web, work, wreathe
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
(Or "interlacing") An
aspect of a graphics storage format or transmission
algorithm that treats bitmap image data non-sequentially
in such a way that later data adds progressively greater
resolution to an already full-size image. This contrasts
with sequential coding.
Progressive coding is useful when an image is being sent
across a slow communications channel, such as the Internet,
as the low-resolution image may be sufficient to allow the
user to decide not to wait for the rest of the file to be
In an interlaced GIF89 image, the pixels in a row are
stored sequentially but the rows are stored in interlaced
order, e.g. 0, 8, 4, 12, 2, 6, 8, 10, 14, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11,
13, 15. Each vertical scan adds rows in the middle of the
gaps left by the previous one.
PNG interlaces both horizontally and vertically using the
"Adam7" method, a seven pass process named after Adam
Interlacing is also supported by other formats. JPEG
supports a functionally similar concept known as Progressive
JPEG. [How does the algorithm differ?]
JBIG uses progressive coding.
See also progressive/sequential coding.
["Progressive Bi-level Image Compression, Revision 4.1",
ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG9, CD 11544, 1991-09-16].