weaver

noun
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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The brand supports a small community of weavers and works directly with a variety of artisan and design groups across Nigeria. Ashley Rushford, Essence, "ESSENCE Best In Black Fashion Awards: Meet These International Designers On The Rise," 4 Sep. 2019 Fans can expect a stunning set from producer's producer Eric Prydz, as well as appearances from Swedish pop-house hero Alesso, trap-god turned experimental frontrunner RL Grime and Danish dream-weaver Kölsch. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Deadmau5, Eric Prydz, RL Grime & More to Play Insomniac's Escape: Psycho Circus 2019," 9 Aug. 2019 In the Chinese tale, two lovers — a humble cow herder and a weaver girl, a fairy in disguise — were torn apart when the Goddess of Heaven, the fairy’s mother, scratched her hairpin into the night sky, welling up a river of stars to separate them. Vanessa Hua, SFChronicle.com, "Can bridge of magpies span divisions in U.S.?," 8 Aug. 2019 On a Tuesday afternoon in early July,Alison Grace Martin, the British artist and weaver, joined a steady stream of Paulistanos along the elevated freeway that curves through downtown São Paulo. New York Times, "‘The logic of the weave’," 29 July 2019 Between a career as a scientist, and now a weaver, creating sculptures remains Cobo’s favorite activity. Darryl Ratcliff, Dallas News, "Latina artists in Dallas showcase 'were told ‘no,’ and they triumphed anyway’," 25 July 2019 Japanese star festival at Hillwood Museum: Japanese legends tell of the weaver princess Orihime and the celestial herder Hikoboshi, lovers who were separated by the Milky Way and only allowed to meet one day each year. Washington Post, "16 things to do in the D.C. area this weekend," 25 July 2019 Inside the aviary on the Gorilla Falls trail, male Taveta golden weavers build nests to impress females. Kathleen Christiansen, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney: Animal Kingdom cast members share facts on Wild Africa Trek," 8 Aug. 2019 In addition to her art, Jaukae Kamel organizes a bilum cooperative that helps weavers achieve economic independence. Jenna Sauers, Harper's BAZAAR, "Indigenous Female Artists Take Center Stage in Hawaii," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of weaver

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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