weav·​er | \ˈwē-vər \

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

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Bhuttico Weaving Cooperative was started in 1944 with 12 weavers, and now has hundreds working at a plant on the main street of the town, surrounded by green hills and brown mountains. Alex Frank, Vogue, "Woolmark Prize Winner Bodice Is a Handmade Homage to India—And So Much More," 8 Sep. 2018 The 32-inch-by-26-inch piece is made from reclaimed cotton on Capitol Hill by master weaver Lenna Petersen, who draws inspiration from her own lineage of fiber artists. Olivia Hall, The Seattle Times, "5 locally made home finds to spruce up your fall décor," 10 Sep. 2018 Of course, industry demands efficiency, but along with basketry’s diminishment comes the disappearance of the enormous breadth of knowledge embodied in those weavers. Deborah Needleman, New York Times, "The Enduring Appeal of: Baskets," 15 Feb. 2018 Both are self-employed—Mr Bray as a metalworker and Mrs Bray as a weaver, primarily of baby wraps. The Economist, "How the Trump administration is reshaping Medicaid," 17 May 2018 Multiple experiments show that highway weavers may save a minute or two in an hour-plus drive. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Zipper merge will upset other drivers. Why you should do it anyway.," 6 July 2018 Instruction will include basic basket weaving techniques and would be appropriate for both beginner and intermediate basket weavers. Shelia Poole, ajc, "Things to do in and around Atlanta this weekend," 18 May 2018 Once operating instructions, these are used by people who will never clear a field, tend a herd of sheep or qualify as a master weaver. Michael Bierut, New York Times, "Before Glitter and Glue Sticks, ‘Craeft’," 8 Jan. 2018 Longaberger was founded by Dave Longaberger, the son of basket weavers, in 1973. Lillian Rizzo, WSJ, "Maker of Longaberger Baskets Seeks Bankruptcy Protection," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of weaver

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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a nest or breeding place

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