from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that weaves.
  • noun A weaverbird.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who weaves; one whose occupation is weaving.
  • noun In ornithology, a weaver-bird.
  • noun In entomology:
  • noun 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.
  • noun A spinning-spider; a true araneid which weaves a web.
  • noun In ichthyology, same as weever.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who weaves, or whose occupation is to weave.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A weaver bird.
  • noun (Zoöl.) An aquatic beetle of the genus Gyrinus. See Whirling.
  • noun (Zoöl.) any one of numerous species of Asiatic, Fast Indian, and African birds belonging to Ploceus and allied genera of the family Ploceidæ. Weaver birds resemble finches and sparrows in size, colors, and shape of the bill. They construct pensile nests composed of interlaced grass and other similar materials. In some of the species the nest is retort-shaped, with the opening at the bottom of the tube.
  • noun (Zoöl.) an East Indian marine univalve shell (Radius volva); -- so called from its shape. See Illust. of Shuttle shell, under Shuttle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who weaves.
  • noun Any bird in the family Ploceidae.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their elaborately woven nests
  • noun a craftsman who weaves cloth


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weave +‎ -er.


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