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Meaning of WEAVER

Pronunciation:  'weevur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their elaborately woven nests
  2. [n]  a craftsman who weaves cloth

WEAVER is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: weaver finch, weaverbird
 See Also: amadavat, artificer, artisan, avadavat, baya, craftsman, family Ploceidae, grass finch, grassfinch, Java finch, Java sparrow, journeyman, oscine, oscine bird, Padda oryzivora, Ploceidae, Ploceus philippinus, ricebird, whidah, whydah, widow bird



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Weav"er\, n.
1. One who weaves, or whose occupation is to weave. ``Weavers
   of linen.'' --P. Plowman.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A weaver bird.

3. (Zo["o]l.) An aquatic beetle of the genus {Gyrinus}. See

{Weaver bird} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
   Asiatic, Fast Indian, and African birds belonging to
   {Ploceus} and allied genera of the family {Ploceid[ae]}.
   Weaver birds resemble finches and sparrows in size,
   colors, and shape of the bill. They construct pensile
   nests composed of interlaced grass and other similar
   materials. In some of the species the nest is
   retort-shaped, with the opening at the bottom of the tube.

{Weavers' shuttle} (Zo["o]l.), an East Indian marine univalve
   shell ({Radius volva}); -- so called from its shape. See
   Illust. of {Shuttle shell}, under {Shuttle}.