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Meaning of WARP

Pronunciation:  wowrp

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  1. [n]  yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof
  2. [n]  a moral or mental distortion
  3. [n]  a shape distorted by twisting or folding
  4. [n]  a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
  5. [v]  bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The highway buckled during the heatwave"
  6. [v]  make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

WARP is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: buckle, buckle, deflection, distort, falsify, garble, heave, warping
 See Also: aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, belie, change surface, cloth, deformation, deviance, distorted shape, distortion, distortion, fabric, lift, mangle, material, misrepresent, murder, mutilate, textile, thread, weave, yarn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Warp\, v. t. (A["e]ronautics)
    To twist the end surfaces of (an a["e]rocurve in an
    a["e]roplane) in order to restore or maintain equilibrium.
  2. \Warp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Warped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Warping}.] [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp
    a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a
    ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries.
    werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. wa['i]rpan; cf. Skr.
    vrj to twist. ????. Cf. {Wrap}.]
    1. To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to
       utter. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
    2. To turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend out
       of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise.
             The planks looked warped.             --Coleridge.
             Walter warped his mouth at this To something so mock
             solemn, that I laughed.               --Tennyson.
    3. To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or
       incline; to pervert.
             This first avowed, nor folly warped my mind.
             I have no private considerations to warp me in this
             controversy.                          --Addison.
             We are divested of all those passions which cloud
             the intellects, and warp the understandings, of men.
    4. To weave; to fabricate. [R. & Poetic.] --Nares.
             While doth he mischief warp.          --Sternhold.
    5. (Naut.) To tow or move, as a vessel, with a line, or warp,
       attached to a buoy, anchor, or other fixed object.
    6. To cast prematurely, as young; -- said of cattle, sheep,
       etc. [Prov. Eng.]
    7. (Agric.) To let the tide or other water in upon (lowlying
       land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of
       warp, or slimy substance. [Prov. Eng.]
    8. (Rope Making) To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred,
       as yarns.
    9. (Weaving) To arrange (yarns) on a warp beam.
    {Warped surface} (Geom.), a surface generated by a straight
       line moving so that no two of its consecutive positions
       shall be in the same plane. --Davies & Peck.
  3. \Warp\, v. i.
    1. To turn, twist, or be twisted out of shape; esp., to be
       twisted or bent out of a flat plane; as, a board warps in
       seasoning or shrinking.
             One of you will prove a shrunk panel, and, like
             green timber, warp, warp.             --Shak.
             They clamp one piece of wood to the end of another,
             to keep it from casting, or warping.  --Moxon.
    2. to turn or incline from a straight, true, or proper
       course; to deviate; to swerve.
             There is our commission, From which we would not
             have you warp.                        --Shak.
    3. To fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave,
       like a flock of birds or insects.
             A pitchy cloud Of locusts, warping on the eastern
             wind.                                 --Milton.
    4. To cast the young prematurely; to slink; -- said of
       cattle, sheep, etc. [Prov. Eng.]
    5. (Weaving) To wind yarn off bobbins for forming the warp of
       a web; to wind a warp on a warp beam.
  4. \Warp\, n. [AS. wearp; akin to Icel. varp a casting,
    throwing, Sw. varp the draught of a net, Dan. varp a towline,
    OHG. warf warp, G. werft. See {Warp}, v.]
    1. (Weaving) The threads which are extended lengthwise in the
       loom, and crossed by the woof.
    2. (Naut.) A rope used in hauling or moving a vessel, usually
       with one end attached to an anchor, a post, or other fixed
       object; a towing line; a warping hawser.
    3. (Agric.) A slimy substance deposited on land by tides,
       etc., by which a rich alluvial soil is formed. --Lyell.
    4. A premature casting of young; -- said of cattle, sheep,
       etc. [Prov. Eng.]
    5. Four; esp., four herrings; a cast. See {Cast}, n., 17.
       [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
    6. [From {Warp}, v.] The state of being warped or twisted;
       as, the warp of a board.
    {Warp beam}, the roller on which the warp is wound in a loom.
    {Warp fabric}, fabric produced by warp knitting.
    {Warp frame}, or {Warp-net frame}, a machine for making warp
       lace having a number of needles and employing a thread for
       each needle.
    {Warp knitting}, a kind of knitting in which a number of
       threads are interchained each with one or more contiguous
       threads on either side; -- also called {warp weaving}.
    {Warp lace}, or {Warp net}, lace having a warp crossed by
       weft threads.
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