American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make (cloth) by interlacing the threads of the weft and the warp on a loom.
- v. To interlace (threads, for example) into cloth.
- v. To construct by interlacing or interweaving strips or strands of material: weave a basket.
- v. To interweave or combine (elements) into a complex whole: wove the incidents into a story.
- v. To contrive (something complex or elaborate) in this way: weave a tale.
- v. To introduce (another element) into a complex whole; work in: wove folk tunes into the symphony.
- v. To spin (a web, for example).
- v. To make (a path or way) by winding in and out or from side to side: weaved our way through the heavy traffic.
- v. To engage in weaving; make cloth.
- v. To work at a loom.
- v. To move in and out or sway from side to side.
- n. The pattern, method of weaving, or construction of a fabric: a twill weave; a loose weave.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To form by interlacing flexible parts, such as threads, yarns, filaments, or strips of different materials. See weaving.
- To form a texture from; interlace or entwine into a fabric.
- To entwine; unite by intermixture or close connection; insert by or as by weaving.
- To inclose by weaving something about.
- To contrive, fabricate, or construct with de sign or elaborate care: as, to weave a plot.
- To practise weaving; work with a loom.
- To become woven or interwoven.
- In the manège, to make a motion of the head, neck, and body from side to side like the shuttle of a weaver: said of a horse.
- n. The act or a style of weaving.
- To shake; cause to waver; wave; brandish; toss; waft.
- To move; cause to move.
- To wave; waver; float about.
- To move; go.
- v. To form something by passing lengths or strands of material over and under one another.
- v. To spin a cocoon or a web.
- n. A type or way of weaving.
- n. Human or artificial hair worn to alter one's appearance, either in addition to or by covering the natural hair altogether.
- v. To make or move by turning and twisting.
- v. To make (a path or way) by winding in and out or from side to side.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To unite, as threads of any kind, in such a manner as to form a texture; to entwine or interlace into a fabric.; hence, to unite by close connection or intermixture; to unite intimately.
- v. To form, as cloth, by interlacing threads; to compose, as a texture of any kind, by putting together textile materials; ; hence, to form into a fabric; to compose; to fabricate.
- v. To practice weaving; to work with a loom.
- v. To become woven or interwoven.
- n. A particular method or pattern of weaving.
- v. sway to and fro
- n. pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
- v. interlace by or as if by weaving
- v. to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
- v. create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton
- Probably from Old Norse veifa ‘move around, wave’, related to Latin vibrare. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English weven, from Old English wefan. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“They are then called upon to "weave the warp, and weave the woof," perhaps, with no great propriety; for it is by crossing the _woof_ with the _warp_ that men _weave_ the _web_ or piece; and the first line was dearly bought by the admission of its wretched correspondent, "give ample room and verge enough .”
“One of the threads picked from the weave is the principle of limited knowledge ..”
“No other titles weave their magic in quite the same way, and you almost suspect Call of Pripyat's foibles are an integral part of how that magic works.”
“I call weave on that "stripper" hair of hers. question for her co-workers: how can you take yourselves seriously working for that woman?”
“There had been speculation that he had had a "weave" - a mini-wig made from real or synthetic hair, which is glued, taped or actually woven with silk thread on to the head.”
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“Batiste is a soft, somewhat sheer fabric with a plain weave.”
“If millions of people tend shamelessly to wear clothing with no lead in the weave, that is hardly Superman's fault.”
“In making a cloth with plain weave, that is, with every thread interlacing with every other, as in darning, only two harnesses are required, but the modern loom may have up to about twenty-four harnesses so that an infinite variety of weaves may be obtained.”
“Maybe you really are obnoxious and talk too loud, maybe you do need to lose a few pounds, maybe your weave is a mess, maybe you really are too old to dress like that, maybe your kids ARE bad - that's life.”
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