weav·​er | \ ˈwē-vər How to pronounce weaver (audio) \

Definition of weaver

1 : one that weaves especially as an occupation
2 : any of numerous Old World passerine birds (family Ploceidae) that resemble finches and typically construct elaborate nests of interlaced vegetation

Examples of weaver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 62-year-old rug weaver vanished in the middle of the night in the small community of Sweetwater, which straddles the Utah-Arizona state line in the Navajo Nation. The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 May 2022 Warren said her aunt, a master rug weaver, rarely left home and didn't allow anyone inside due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Nicole Chavez, CNN, 5 May 2022 Each pattern is one-of-a-kind, differing by region and town and representative of the weaver’s heritage and personality. Valentina Di Donato, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 With the help of an expert weaver, archaeologists have unraveled the design secrets behind the world’s oldest pants. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 4 Apr. 2022 Every hammock is handmade in Thailand by a female weaver, providing her with a sustainable, equitable income to support her family and create lasting change in her community. Samantha Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Apr. 2022 Dietz and Foster met in Detroit where Dietz taught math and Foster, a professional weaver, was studying to improve her craft. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 13 Mar. 2022 Each bag has a pattern that is one-of-a-kind, differing by region and town and representative of the weaver's heritage and personality. Brianne Tracy, PEOPLE.com, 11 Mar. 2022 Palash, the son of a Hindu Brahmin and Safikul, whose father is a Muslim weaver, are best friends, but fate intervenes. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 27 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of weaver

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 May 2022

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“Weaver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weaver. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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