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 Instead of the warrior’s journey, brandished with bloodlust, why not the basket weaver who gathers oats? E. Alex Jung, Vulture, "Minari Director Lee Isaac Chung on His Oscar Nominations and Existential Angst," 16 Apr. 2021 Rutherford Falls co-EP and showrunner Sierra Teller Ornelas says that Reagan being humbled by Terry is rooted in her own relationship with her grandmother, a master Navajo tapestry weaver. Omar Sanchez, EW.com, "Rutherford Falls showrunner on what inspired the Terry and Reagan mentorship," 23 Apr. 2021 These costly garments might justify the expense of a re-weaver. Arkansas Online, "OPINION | MALE CALL: Moth holes in sweaters can be rewoven by an expert," 22 Feb. 2021 In Reyes’s 2018 Inner Content series, the element of water — which a Zapotec weaver might have once represented as a zigzagging river along the rug’s border — becomes sinuous lines. New York Times, "The Makers Keeping the Ancient Art of Weaving Alive," 11 Feb. 2021 Maria Grazia Chiuri is a dream weaver of fairy tales, a designer whose collections often offer elements of fantasy. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "Christian Dior Tells Fortunes for Its Spring 2021 Couture Collection," 25 Jan. 2021 Marshall McKay was born in Colusa, Calif., on June 5, 1952, to Mabel McKay, a renowned Pomo teacher and basket weaver, and Charlie McKay, who was of Wintun heritage. Los Angeles Times, "Marshall McKay, Indigenous leader who helped steer Autry Museum, dies of COVID-19 at 68," 2 Jan. 2021 The third thing is baskets—Robbins is a Yurok basket-weaver, part of a tradition in her northern Californian nation that stretches back centuries upon centuries. Kiliii Yüyan, History & Culture, "‘There’s good fire and bad fire.’ An Indigenous practice may be key to preventing wildfires," 17 Dec. 2020 The Alcatraz Logbook has been displayed at the Autry at least once in the past (in connection with an exhibition devoted to the work of Pomo healer and basket weaver Mabel McKay in 2016). Los Angeles Times, "Column: Indigenous tribes took over Alcatraz 51 years ago. Read the ‘holy grail’ of the occupation," 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of weaver

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Weaver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weaver. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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