weaver

noun

weav·​er ˈwē-vər How to pronounce weaver (audio)
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 villagers in the study worked in a wide range of professions: shopkeepers, farmers, craftspeople and weavers, for example. Gabrielle Emanuel, NPR, 3 Apr. 2024 At the start of their collaboration, Barthélemy asked the weavers to draw a place that symbolized beauty to them. Gisela Williams Marina O’Loughlin Roxanne Fequiere Camille Sojit Pejcha Gisela Williams, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 For generations, Edgar told us, his ancestors had been weavers. Flora Stubbs, Travel + Leisure, 5 Feb. 2024 Villages also tend to be riddled with caste associations and societal rules on occupations that can keep people locked into jobs as carpenters, barbers, weavers, potters, or sweepers with few other options. Sunny Nagpaul, Fortune, 7 Feb. 2024 His father, George, owned 25,000 acres of land and operated large plantations in Virginia, relying on enslaved people to work as carpenters, coopers, sawyers, blacksmiths, tanners, shoemakers, spinners, weavers, knitters, distillers, cooks, laundry maids and field laborers. Sue Eisenfeld, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Feb. 2024 Visitors can join open studios to create alongside traditional basket weavers and Southeastern gorget makers, and meet leading Native American artists. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2024 This rural town, home to a community of Indigenous Zapotec weavers and dyers, also happened to be the birthplace and home of our guide, Edgar Mendoza Martinez. Flora Stubbs, Travel + Leisure, 5 Feb. 2024 Lena learned the craft through her sister, a weaver at Le Costantine working under one of its founders, Giulia Starace. Sebastian Cabrices, Vogue, 14 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of weaver was in the 14th century

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“Weaver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weaver. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

weaver

noun
weav·​er ˈwē-vər How to pronounce weaver (audio)
1
: one that weaves
2
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