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 But Babbage drew inspiration from a number of earlier inventions, including a device invented in 1804 by French weaver and merchant Joseph Marie Jacquard. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "This “essential piece of computing history” just sold for $43,750," 17 Dec. 2019 The driving force behind the company, as its name suggests, is its team of highly skilled artisans in Nepal, many of whom come from generations of weavers. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "This Company Lets You Completely Customize Artisan-Made Rugs," 4 Dec. 2019 The weaver and designer sees the cover as a sign of receding bigotry in Mexico toward muxes. NBC News, "Vogue cover spotlights Mexico's indigenous transgender women," 21 Nov. 2019 The intricate objects represent the work of seven renowned indigenous basket weavers like Carrie Bethel, Lucy Telles and Tina Charlie. Washington Post, "Hockney works, tribal baskets highlight love of Yosemite," 27 Oct. 2019 The hotel champions contemporary Native American artists, displaying works by more than 23 painters, sculptors, weavers, glass blowers and potters. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, "Albuquerque," 11 Dec. 2019 Plants with exceptional properties include weavers, climbers and saggers. Sally Peterson, oregonlive, "Gardener gift idea: ‘Planting the Natural Garden’ book," 9 Dec. 2019 In Varanasi, the silk weavers -- who are predominantly Muslim -- bore the brunt of demonetization. Helen Regan And Omar Khan, CNN, "For Modi, India's marathon election ends where it all began," 20 May 2019 Kebede’s explained that by employing traditional weavers, her team is trying to break their cycle of poverty while preserving the art. Ashley Rushford, Essence, "ESSENCE Best In Black Fashion Awards: Meet The 2019 Change Agent Award Nominees," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of weaver

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Weaver.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weaver. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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