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Meaning of WEAVE

Pronunciation:  weev

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
  2. [v]  interlace as if weaving
  3. [v]  of textiles; create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton
  4. [v]  sway to and fro
  5. [v]  to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"

WEAVE is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: interweave, meander, thread, tissue, wander, waver, wind
 Antonyms: unweave
 See Also: braid, braid, brocade, check, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, design, distort, figure, filling, go, inweave, lace, locomote, move, net, open weave, pattern, pick, plain weave, plait, plait, pleach, raddle, ruddle, satin weave, snake, sway, swing, taffeta weave, tinsel, travel, twill, twill, twill weave, twine, twist, warp, web, weft, woof



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Weave\, v. t. [imp. {Wove}; p. p. {Woven}, {Wove}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Weaving}. The regular imp. & p. p. {Weaved}, is
    rarely used.] [OE. weven, AS. wefan; akin to D. weven, G.
    weben, OHG. weban, Icel. vefa, Sw. v["a]fva, Dan. v[ae]ve,
    Gr. ?, v., ? web, Skr. ?r?av[=a]bhi spider, lit., wool
    weaver. Cf. {Waper}, {Waffle}, {Web}, {Weevil}, {Weft},
    1. To unite, as threads of any kind, in such a manner as to
       form a texture; to entwine or interlace into a fabric; as,
       to weave wool, silk, etc.; hence, to unite by close
       connection or intermixture; to unite intimately.
             This weaves itself, perforce, into my business.
             That in their green shops weave the smooth-haired
             silk To deck her sons.                --Milton.
             And for these words, thus woven into song. --Byron.
    2. To form, as cloth, by interlacing threads; to compose, as
       a texture of any kind, by putting together textile
       materials; as, to weave broadcloth; to weave a carpet;
       hence, to form into a fabric; to compose; to fabricate;
       as, to weave the plot of a story.
             When she weaved the sleided silk.     --Shak.
             Her starry wreaths the virgin jasmin weaves. --Ld.
  2. \Weave\, v. i.
    1. To practice weaving; to work with a loom.
    2. To become woven or interwoven.
  3. \Weave\, n.
    A particular method or pattern of weaving; as, the cassimere