weave

verb (1)
\ ˈwēv How to pronounce weave (audio) \
wove\ ˈwōv How to pronounce wove (audio) \ or weaved; woven\ ˈwō-​vən How to pronounce woven (audio) \ or weaved; weaving

Definition of weave

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

1a : to form (cloth) by interlacing strands (as of yarn) specifically : to make (cloth) on a loom by interlacing warp and filling threads
b : to interlace (threads) into cloth
c : to make (something, such as a basket) by intertwining
2 : spin sense 2 used of spiders and insects
3 : to interlace especially to form a texture, fabric, or design
4a : to produce by elaborately combining elements : contrive
b : to unite in a coherent whole
c : to introduce as an appropriate element : work in usually used with in or into
5 : to direct (something, such as the body) in a winding or zigzag course especially to avoid obstacles

intransitive verb

1 : to work at weaving : make cloth
2 : to move in a devious, winding, or zigzag course especially to avoid obstacles

weave

noun

Definition of weave (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : something woven especially : woven cloth
2 : any of the patterns or methods for interlacing the threads of woven fabrics
3 : a hair extension (see extension sense 7d) specifically : a length of natural or synthetic hair that is sewn into one's natural hair after it has been braided into cornrows

weave

verb (2)
weaved; weaving

Definition of weave (Entry 3 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to move waveringly from side to side : sway

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Examples of weave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Secure the next 10 strands and weave them opposite the first group. Lacey Howard, Better Homes & Gardens, "7 DIY Caning Projects That Let You Try the Trendy Woven Technique at Home," 5 Aug. 2020 Alex Zukin, an analyst for RBC Capital, added that Microsoft could weave parts of TikTok into its Office 365 suite of workplace software, including its Teams instant messaging service. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "Here’s what TikTok may look like if Microsoft buys it," 4 Aug. 2020 Testing at a rate of 2,000 students a day, the university will weave its way through the approximately 30,000 students that make up the student campus community. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "All University of Kentucky on-campus students have to take a COVID-19 test this semester," 31 July 2020 Over one million knots were made in order to weave the structure together into its geometric design, which consists of over 180 miles of fiber. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "This Stunning Tribute to the Civil Rights Movement Is Made of Over 1 Million Knots and 180 Miles of Yarn," 29 July 2020 Now, weave your rope through the already secure rope longways. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Mikel Welch Turns a Cheap Table Into a Pretty Rope Bench," 22 June 2020 Classic Percale Sheets feature a breathable 270 thread count weave for that timeless, hotel-style luxury. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "July 4th deals on home, bedding from all-American retailers," 29 June 2020 YouTube announced today that Scott and Macdonald are calling for submissions for a new documentary, Life in a Day 2020, which will once again weave together footage to tell the story of a single day on Earth. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "YouTube wants your quarantine videos (and more) for Life in a Day 2020," 8 July 2020 Chicago influenced their family's style of pizza, but also the communities Rosati's would later weave stores into. Katherine Fitzgerald, The Arizona Republic, "Rick Rosati brought his family's pizza to Arizona. Now he'll live on through the legacy," 6 July 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Silk is a natural fiber and satin is a weave (the method by which fibers are made into a fabric). Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, "Top-rated silk pillowcases that will instantly upgrade your bed," 6 Aug. 2020 Recent research has shown a tight-weave 100% cotton mask is one of the best options. Jane Morice | Jmorice@cleveland.com, cleveland, "Looking for the perfect face mask for you? Features to seek out for safety, style," 30 July 2020 Made from 100% cotton, they're pre-softened for a relaxed feel, and the waffle weave is both thick and supple. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "The Best Way to Fold Towels," 9 June 2020 The television in the corner displays surfing, but few people are watching as families gather at the tables, and folks at the bar weave in and out of each other’s conversations. Naomi Tomky, Fortune, "The foodie haven in Hawaii you need to know about now," 1 July 2020 Use large planter boxes to line the perimeter with insulating foliage, and add texture with an outdoor flat-weave rug. Kelsey Clark, Glamour, "22 Outdoor Decor Ideas to Turn Your Space Into a Summer Sanctuary," 30 June 2020 Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle features a rich, buttery-smooth weave with the site’s best-selling Luxe Sateen Sheets. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "July 4th deals on home, bedding from all-American retailers," 29 June 2020 Curvaceous in its frame shape and weave, the Pebble Accent Chair makes a great addition to a bedroom. Susan Hall Mahon, Southern Living, "Coastal Living Has a New Furniture Line (You're Going to Want It All!)," 29 June 2020 These comfortable shorts are made with a tight weave construction and UPF 50 material, so your tot’s skin stays protected in the sun. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "Shop one-day deals on Columbia, C9 Champion, Reebok and more at Amazon’s Big Style Sale," 24 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Five of those miles weave along the north edge of the Badlands Wall, and often hikers will stay nearby and hike different sections of the Castle Trail over a few days. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, "The Best Hikes in Every State," 7 Aug. 2020 Secure the next 10 strands and weave them opposite the first group. Lacey Howard, Better Homes & Gardens, "7 DIY Caning Projects That Let You Try the Trendy Woven Technique at Home," 5 Aug. 2020 Alex Zukin, an analyst for RBC Capital, added that Microsoft could weave parts of TikTok into its Office 365 suite of workplace software, including its Teams instant messaging service. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "Here’s what TikTok may look like if Microsoft buys it," 4 Aug. 2020 Testing at a rate of 2,000 students a day, the university will weave its way through the approximately 30,000 students that make up the student campus community. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "All University of Kentucky on-campus students have to take a COVID-19 test this semester," 31 July 2020 Now, weave your rope through the already secure rope longways. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Mikel Welch Turns a Cheap Table Into a Pretty Rope Bench," 22 June 2020 The more than a dozen people interviewed for this story said it’s a delicate balance trying to weave a sense of normalcy into the school year and ensure the safety of students and faculty. Tiney Ricciardi, The Denver Post, "Uncertainty surrounds nearly everything about Colorado schools’ plans to reopen classrooms this fall," 14 June 2020 YouTube announced today that Scott and Macdonald are calling for submissions for a new documentary, Life in a Day 2020, which will once again weave together footage to tell the story of a single day on Earth. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "YouTube wants your quarantine videos (and more) for Life in a Day 2020," 8 July 2020 Chicago influenced their family's style of pizza, but also the communities Rosati's would later weave stores into. Katherine Fitzgerald, The Arizona Republic, "Rick Rosati brought his family's pizza to Arizona. Now he'll live on through the legacy," 6 July 2020

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First Known Use of weave

Verb (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Noun

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

1596, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for weave

Verb (1)

Middle English weven, from Old English wefan; akin to Old High German weban to weave, Greek hyphainein to weave, hyphos web

Verb (2)

Middle English weven to move to and fro, wave; akin to Old Norse veifa to be in movement — more at wipe

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Cite this Entry

“Weave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weave. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for weave

weave

noun

English Language Learners Definition of weave

: a pattern in a woven cloth : a particular way of weaving cloth

weave

verb
\ ˈwēv How to pronounce weave (audio) \
wove\ ˈwōv \; woven\ ˈwō-​vən \; weaving

Kids Definition of weave

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to move back and forth, up and down, or in and out She weaved through the crowd.
2 : to form (as cloth) by lacing together strands of material
3 : spin entry 1 sense 4 Spiders are very clever at weaving their webs …— E. B. White, Charlotte's Web
4 : to make by or as if by lacing parts together He proceeds to weave a tale of adventure.

Other Words from weave

weaver \ ˈwē-​vər \ noun

weave

noun

Kids Definition of weave (Entry 2 of 2)

: a method or pattern of lacing together strands of material

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