Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The threads, taken together, which run across the web from side to side, or from selvage to selvage. Also called woof.
  • noun In botany, a name sometimes given to a felt-like stratum produced in certain fungi by abundant closely interwoven hyphæ.
  • noun An obsolete form of the preterit and past participle of wave.
  • noun Same as waif
  • noun A dialectal form of waft, 3.

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

  • noun The woof of cloth; the threads that cross the warp from selvage to selvage; the thread carried by the shuttle in weaving.
  • noun A web; a thing woven.
  • noun obsolete A thing waved, waived, or cast away; a waif.
  • imp. & p. p. of wave.

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

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

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

  • noun the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old English wefta; see webh- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old English wefan ("to weave").

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

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    January 28, 2011

  • Ha! Woof.

    January 28, 2011