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

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Many of the weavers, who mostly come from the Tai ethnic group, survived. New York Times, "The Woven Art of Laos," 31 Jan. 2018 The original weaver’s cottages from 1503 can be seen on the hillside looking over the vines. Tyler Wetherall, Condé Nast Traveler, "Kent Is Poised to Be the U.K.'s Napa Valley," 14 Sep. 2018 Multiple experiments show that highway weavers may save a minute or two in an hour-plus drive. Mark Phelan, chicagotribune.com, "3 tips to easing frustration and traffic," 9 July 2018 And the room, decorated by the visual artist Nadia Lauro, did resemble a spa, one with basket weavers, the sound of surf and bare-chested people in blue mermaid wigs. Brian Seibert, New York Times, "On Artists and Audiences at American Realness," 16 Jan. 2018 The woman and her fellow weavers use only a small picture of the design for reference while crafting the rug. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "How Moroccan Rugs Are Made: Weaving With Women in the Atlas Mountains," 19 Nov. 2018 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

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First Known Use of weaver

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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