Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The horizontal threads interlaced through the warp in a woven fabric; woof.
  • n. Yarn used for the weft.
  • n. Woven fabric.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The horizontal threads that are interlaced through the warp in a woven fabric.
  • n. The yarn used for the weft; the fill.
  • n. A hair extension that is glued directly to a person′s natural hair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. & p. p. of wave.
  • n. 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.

from The 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 the preterit and past participle of wave.
  • n. Same as waif
  • n. A dialectal form of waft, 3.

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

  • n. the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English wefta; see webh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English wefan ("to weave"). (Wiktionary)

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  • Ha! Woof.

    January 28, 2011

  • “The horizontal threads interlaced through the warp in a woven fabric; woof.”

    The American Heritage Dictionary briefly experimented with employing dogs as writers.

    January 28, 2011