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Definition of weft

1a : a filling thread or yarn in weaving
b : yarn used for the weft
2 : web, fabric also : an article of woven fabric

Examples of weft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They were dappled, like the hues in nature, thanks to the unique weave of the textured and irregular fabric weft. Thomas Adamson, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2022 But, far more pervasively, the races, large and small, form the weft that ties my life together through the years. Jonathan Beverly, Outside Online, 4 Aug. 2020 The weft method of installation involves using microbeads to attach tracks of hair to the client's head. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 30 Dec. 2021 The warp and weft are dyed separately, one with natural indigo, the other with persimmon. Alexander Freeling, Robb Report, 6 Oct. 2021 The Silky blush, an elegant powder embossed with the Hermès name and with ribs that resemble the weft of Hermès silk, comes in eight shades, from the pale Rose Abricot to the deep Rose Feu. Linda Wells, Town & Country, 16 Apr. 2021 Alternatively, a single weft of hair can be applied alone to a section of your real hair using the tape with a backing placed underneath to seal it in place. Kirbie Johnson, Allure, 7 Apr. 2020 Playing on Kvadrat’s skill in manufacturing wovens, Olivares used different tones within each mineral sample for the warp and weft of the fabric. Pilar Viladas, Curbed, 12 Apr. 2018 The online site offers bundles, meaning the hair is on a weft that can either be used for a sew-in weave or a wig, in addition to lace closures and frontals. Lara Adekola, Allure, 2 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of weft

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

History and Etymology for weft

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse veptr weft, Old English wefan to weave — more at weave

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“Weft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weft. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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