Meaning of WEAVE in English


[weave] vb wove or weaved ; wo.ven or weaved ; [ME weven, fr. OE wefan; akin to OHG weban to weave, Gk hyphainein to weave, hyphos web] vt (bef. 12c) 1 a: to form (cloth) by interlacing strands (as of yarn); specif: to make (cloth) on a loom by interlacing warp and filling threads b: to interlace (as threads) into cloth c: to make (as a basket) by intertwining

2: spin 2--used of spiders and insects

3: to interlace esp. to form a texture, fabric, or design

4. a: to produce by elaborately combining elements: contrive b: to unite in a coherent whole c: to introduce as an appropriate element: work in--usu. used with in or into

5: to direct (as the body) in a winding or zigzag course esp. to avoid obstacles ~ vi 1: to work at weaving: make cloth

2: to move in a devious, winding, or zigzag course esp. to avoid obstacles

[2]weave n (1581) 1: something woven; esp: woven cloth

2: any of the patterns or methods for interlacing the threads of woven fabrics [3]weave vi weaved ; [ME weven to move to and fro, wave; akin to ON veifa to be in movement--more at wipe] (1596): to move waveringly from side to side: sway

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