Meaning of WEAVE in English


I. weave 1 /wiːv/ BrE AmE verb ( past tense wove /wəʊv $ woʊv/, past participle woven /ˈwəʊv ə n $ ˈwoʊ-/)

[ Sense 1-3: Language: Old English ; Origin: wefan ]

[ Sense 4: Date: 1500-1600 ; Origin: Perhaps from Old Norse veifa 'to wave' ]

1 . CLOTH ETC [intransitive and transitive] to make cloth, a carpet, a basket etc by crossing threads or thin pieces under and over each other by hand or on a ↑ loom :

hand-woven scarves

Only a few of the women still weave.

2 . STORY [transitive] to put many different ideas, subjects, stories etc together and connect them smoothly:

She weaves a complicated plot of romance and intrigue.

weave something together

the complex patterns which evolve when individuals’ lives are woven together

3 . weave your magic/weave a spell to attract or interest someone very much

4 . MOVE ( past tense and past participle weaved ) [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive] to move somewhere by turning and changing direction a lot:

cyclists weaving in and out of the traffic

weave your way through/to etc something

Lori spotted them as they weaved their way through the tables.

traditional basket weaving

II. weave 2 BrE AmE noun [countable]

the way in which a material is woven, and the pattern formed by this:

a fine weave

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.