Definition of warp
- a warp in a door panel
There's a warp in the floorboards.
an unshakable belief in the essential goodness of humankind is the warp of his philosophy
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
The wood was warped by moisture.
The heat caused the wood to warp.
He held prejudices that warped his judgment.
: a twist or curve in something that is usually flat or straight
: the threads that run up and down on a loom or in a woven fabric
: to twist or bend (something) into a different shape
: to cause (a person's opinions, thoughts, etc.) to be changed in a way that is wrong or unnatural
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