Meaning of WEAVE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ wi:v ]

( weaves, weaving, wove, woven)

Note: The form 'weaved' is used for the past tense and past participle for meaning 4.


If you weave cloth or a carpet, you make it by crossing threads over and under each other using a frame or machine called a loom.

They would spin and weave cloth, cook and attend to the domestic side of life...

In one room, young mothers weave while babies doze in their laps.

VERB : V n , V

• wo‧ven

...woven cotton fabrics.

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• weav‧ing

When I studied weaving, I became intrigued with natural dyes.



A particular weave is the way in which the threads are arranged in a cloth or carpet.

Fabrics with a close weave are ideal for painting.

N-COUNT : usu supp N


If you weave something such as a basket, you make it by crossing long plant stems or fibres over and under each other.

Jenny weaves baskets from willow she grows herself.

VERB : V n

• wo‧ven

The floors are covered with woven straw mats.

ADJ : usu ADJ n


If you weave your way somewhere, you move between and around things as you go there.

The cars then weaved in and out of traffic at top speed...

He weaves his way through a crowd.

VERB : V prep , V way prep / adv


If you weave details into a story or design, you include them, so that they are closely linked together or become an important part of the story or design. ( WRITTEN )

She weaves imaginative elements into her poems...

Bragg weaves together the histories of his main characters.

VERB : V n into n , V pl-n with together

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