Meaning of WEAVE in English


/weev/ , v. , wove or ( esp. for 5, 9 ) weaved; woven or wove; weaving; n.


1. to interlace (threads, yarns, strips, fibrous material, etc.) so as to form a fabric or material.

2. to form by interlacing threads, yarns, strands, or strips of some material: to weave a basket; to weave cloth.

3. to form by combining various elements or details into a connected whole: to weave a tale; to weave a plan.

4. to introduce as an element or detail into a connected whole (usually fol. by in or into ): She wove an old folk melody into her latest musical composition.

5. to direct or move along in a winding or zigzag course; move from side to side, esp. to avoid obstructions: to weave one's way through traffic.


6. to form or construct something, as fabric, by interlacing threads, yarns, strips, etc.

7. to compose a connected whole by combining various elements or details.

8. to be or become formed or composed from the interlacing of materials or the combining of various elements: The yarn wove into a beautiful fabric.

9. to move or proceed in a winding course or from side to side: dancers weaving in time to the music.


10. a pattern of or method for interlacing yarns.

[ bef. 900; ME weven, OE wefan; c. G weben, ON vefa; see WEB ]

Syn. 3. contrive, fabricate, construct, compose. 4. insert, intermix, intermingle.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .