American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that weaves: a weaver of fine rugs.
- n. A weaverbird.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who weaves; one whose occupation is weaving.
- n. In ornithology, a weaver-bird.
- n. In entomology:
- n. A gyrinid beetle; a whirligig: so called from its intricate circlings and gyrations on the surface of the water. See whirligig, 4, and cut under Gyrinidæ.
- n. A spinning-spider; a true araneid which weaves a web. Various groups of such spiders are distinguished by the form of their webs, as line-weavers, orb-weavers, tapestry-weavers, tube-weavers, tunnel-weavers, etc. See
- n. In ichthyology, same as weever.
- n. One who weaves.
- n. Any bird in the family Ploceidae.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who weaves, or whose occupation is to weave.
- n. (Zoöl.) A weaver bird.
- n. (Zoöl.) An aquatic beetle of the genus Gyrinus. See Whirling.
- n. finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their elaborately woven nests
- n. a craftsman who weaves cloth
- weave + -er. (Wiktionary)
“Farther down the street, towards the Zocalo a small store sells hand-woven rebozas and clothing and while the weaver is at work on his back-strap loom (weekends only).”
“In that work the term weaver is used almost unfailingly to describe those who worked in the hand-loom industry.”
“A radical weaver is on trial and defends himself by saying that he'd done and said nothing that hadn't been done or said by Our Lord.”
“The story of the uprooted basket weaver is a parable for the kind of vessel that Monique Truong has fashioned in The Book of Salt.”
“The word weaver means so little in these days that it is necessary to consider what were the conditions exacted of the weavers of tapestries in the time of tapestry's highest perfection.”
“117 And a report of fifty years after Havell claims that the industry only survived that long because "the weaver is content with low wages.”
“Sparrows, (otherwise known as weaver-finches), maybe.”
“ROBERTS: Yes, I mean you can see him there taking a classic, what's called weaver stance with two hands on the weapon, you know gives you a very good accuracy in firing, particularly at close range.”
“Otherwise known as weaver-finches in their native Europe and Africa.”
“Perhaps the most interesting and entertaining of all the birds of the island is that commonly known as the weaver or friendly bird, otherwise the metallic starling, the shining calornis of the ornithologist, the “Tee-algon” of the blacks.”
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People who make stuff.
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