weft

noun \ ˈweft \
|Updated on: 1 Aug 2018

Definition of weft

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

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Origin and Etymology of weft

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


WEFT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of weft for English Language Learners

  • : the threads that run from side to side on a loom or in a woven fabric



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