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weave

play
verb \ ˈwēv \

Definition of weave

wove play \ˈwōv\ or weaved; woven play \ˈwō-vən\ or weaved; weaving
transitive verb
1 a :to form (cloth) by interlacing strands (as of yarn); specifically :to make (cloth) on a loom by interlacing warp and filling threads
b :to interlace (threads) into cloth
c :to make (something, such as a basket) by intertwining
2 :spin 2 used of spiders and insects
3 :to interlace especially 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 usually used with in or into
5 :to direct (something, such as the body) in a winding or zigzag course especially to avoid obstacles
intransitive verb
1 :to work at weaving :make cloth
2 :to move in a devious, winding, or zigzag course especially to avoid obstacles

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Origin and Etymology of weave

Middle English weven, from Old English wefan; akin to Old High German weban to weave, Greek hyphainein to weave, hyphos web


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weave

noun

Definition of weave

1 :something woven; especially :woven cloth
2 :any of the patterns or methods for interlacing the threads of woven fabrics
3 :a hair extension (see extension 7d); specifically :a length of natural or synthetic hair that is sewn into one's natural hair after it has been braided into cornrows

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First Known Use of weave

1581

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weave

verb

Definition of weave

weaved; weaving
intransitive verb
:to move waveringly from side to side :sway

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Origin and Etymology of weave

Middle English weven to move to and fro, wave; akin to Old Norse veifa to be in movement — more at wipe


WEAVE Defined for English Language Learners

weave

noun

Definition of weave for English Language Learners

  • : a pattern in a woven cloth : a particular way of weaving cloth


WEAVE Defined for Kids

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weave

play
verb \ ˈwēv \

Definition of weave for Students

wove \ˈwōv\; woven \ˈwō-vən\; weaving
1 :to move back and forth, up and down, or in and out She weaved through the crowd.
2 :to form (as cloth) by lacing together strands of material
3 :1spin 4
  • Spiders are very clever at weaving their webs …
  • —E. B. White, Charlotte's Web
4 :to make by or as if by lacing parts together
  • He proceeds to weave a tale of adventure.

weaver

\ˈwē-vər\ noun

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weave

noun

Definition of weave for Students

:a method or pattern of lacing together strands of material


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