weft

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noun \ˈweft\

Definition of weft

  1. 1a :  a filling thread or yarn in weavingb :  yarn used for the weft

  2. 2 :  web, fabric; also :  an article of woven fabric

Origin and Etymology of weft

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


WEFT Defined for English Language Learners

weft

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noun \ˈweft\

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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