American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The horizontal threads interlaced through the warp in a woven fabric; woof.
- n. Yarn used for the weft.
- n. Woven fabric.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The threads, taken together, which run across the web from side to side, or from selvage to selvage. Also called woof.
- n. In botany, a name sometimes given to a felt-like stratum produced in certain fungi by abundant closely interwoven hyphæ.
- n. An obsolete form of preterit and past participle of wave.
- n. Same as waif
- n. A dialectal form of waft, 3.
- n. weaving The horizontal threads that are interlaced through the warp in a woven fabric.
- n. weaving The yarn used for the weft; the fill.
- n. A hair extension that is glued directly to a person′s natural hair.
GNU Webster's 1913
- imp. & p. p. of wave.
- n. obsolete A thing waved, waived, or cast away; a waif.
- n. The woof of cloth; the threads that cross the warp from selvage to selvage; the thread carried by the shuttle in weaving.
- n. A web; a thing woven.
- n. the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
- From Old English wefan ("to weave"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English wefta; see webh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Good thing I have a knack for reweaving myself; the pattern may not always match up, and the texture may not be as smooth, but the weft is always strong and binds the warp together for another round.”
“Its weft is a rich one, deriving from the poet's wide-ranging contacts with literature, history and reality.”
“A word for the uninitiated...warping the loom means putting the yarn on the loom so you can weave with what's called the weft yarn.”
“Here the woof has been taken once to and fro; a movement called a weft or a course, one way only, goes by the name of a half pass or a shoot.”
“Applying the weft is a serious uncommon skill which adds to the cost of the hair.”
“A single cross thread known as a weft is passed down the entire length of the fabric bolt rather than using several wefts to weave the cloth.”
“On the eaft fide of thefe mountains lie the territories pofTefifed by our fouth - ern colonies •, on the weft are the territories of the Ohio; and on the fouth are what we call the terri - tories of the Mifllflippi; the two laft being divided from one another by the Weftern or Chickefaw mountains, which run through them from Caro - lina to the Miffifiippi.”
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“TrIochadh mbodhahach, now called weft Barryroe in Carbury in the County ox Corke, the an - cient Eftate of the O Cobhtaigh or Cowhigs, & of the O Fichio - ilaWh, or Fields.”
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“To the fouth, it is guarded from approach by the fteep - nefs of the hill on which it Hands; and on this fide the windows command a very fine view of the vale through which the Arun meanders;, on the north - weft, which is flanked by a very deep foffe, is the citadel, erected on another and fmaller hill, which overlooks the caftle: many of the aniient buildings have mouldered into ruin; but there are ftill the vcftiges of a very large and elegant banquctting hall, and the gateway is in a tolerable ftate of prefervation.”
“The cord is produced by using a heavy soft-spun woolen weft which is so closely covered by the silk warp threads that it is not exposed when examined from the wrong side.”
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