to interlace (threads, yarns, strips, fibrous material, etc.) so as to form a fabric or material.
to form by interlacing threads, yarns, strands, or strips of some material: to weave a basket; to weave cloth.
to form by combining various elements or details into a connected whole: to weave a tale; to weave a plan.
to introduce as an element or detail into a connected whole (usually followed by in or into): She wove an old folk melody into her latest musical composition.
to direct or move along in a winding or zigzag course; move from side to side, especially to avoid obstructions: to weave one's way through traffic.
to form or construct something, as fabric, by interlacing threads, yarns, strips, etc.
to compose a connected whole by combining various elements or details.
to be or become formed or composed from the interlacing of materials or the combining of various elements: The yarn wove into a beautiful fabric.
to move or proceed in a winding course or from side to side: dancers weaving in time to the music.
a pattern of or method for interlacing yarns.
- outweave, verb (used with object), out·wove, out·wo·ven, or out·wove, out·weav·ing.
- re·weave, verb, re·wove, re·wo·ven or re·wove, re·weav·ing.
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How to use weave in a sentence
It was literally the worst week of my life and the weave from hell.
If you’re in a society that says you have to get this weave or lose your job, that’s not really a choice.Justin Simien talks ‘Bad Hair,’ following his genre obsessions, and getting ‘free as hell’ in ’80s horror satire | Isaac Feldberg | October 22, 2020 | Fortune
Visual references to everything from Cat People to Psycho abound, with the film’s J-horror debt becoming more pronounced once women with possessed weaves go on the attack, their tresses thrashing around like Gorgon serpents.Justin Simien talks ‘Bad Hair,’ following his genre obsessions, and getting ‘free as hell’ in ’80s horror satire | Isaac Feldberg | October 22, 2020 | Fortune
Still, the fiber a fabric is made from seems to matter less than a fabric’s weave or knit density, the number of layers, and the shape and size of the mask itself.What You Need to Know About Wearing a Face Mask Outside | Joe Lindsey | September 30, 2020 | Outside Online
The loose hessian weave of most coffee sacks won’t survive the washer and dryer, so the best thing to do is hand-wash them in soapy water and leave them to hang dry.
Her microhistories weave compelling lives into larger stories, and William Moulton Marston is irresistible.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine | Tom Arnold-Forster | November 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The edges of the elegant paper are crackled; the ink bled into the linen weave long ago and has not faded.
I heard he helped you create Thanos, and weave him into the story.‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Filmmaker James Gunn on His Glorious Space Opera and Rise to the A-List | Marlow Stern | August 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ex-sexy elf Orlando Bloom, without even putting on his Legolas weave, turns Justin Bieber-punching everyman.An Unlikely Hero Blooms in Ibiza: Orlando Bloom Sort of Punches Justin Bieber | Amy Zimmerman | July 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He compares himself to Scheherazade, whose survival was based on her ability to weave tale after tale.Confessions of a Death Camp Collaborator: Claude Lanzmann’s ‘The Last of the Unjust’ | Jimmy So | February 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She could not work on such a day, nor weave fancies to stir her pulses and warm her blood.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Nine identical High-Pocketses—all so tall they had to weave around the neon lights instead of ducking under them.Nine Men in Time | Noel Miller Loomis
The women of the interior spin and weave for their household, and they also embroider very beautifully.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
The artisans of Bengal can weave, the Chinese boatmen can row, with its aid, and it adds much to facility in climbing.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
The last sighs of a man will weave the brilliant corolla of a flower, or expand like a smile over the verdant meadow.Urania | Camille Flammarion
British Dictionary definitions for weave
to form (a fabric) by interlacing (yarn, etc), esp on a loom
(tr) to make or construct by such a process: to weave a shawl
(tr) to make or construct (an artefact, such as a basket) by interlacing (a pliable material, such as cane)
(of a spider) to make (a web)
(tr) to construct by combining separate elements into a whole
(tr; often foll by in, into, through, etc) to introduce: to weave factual details into a fiction
to create (a way, etc) by moving from side to side: to weave through a crowd
(intr) () vet science (of a stabled horse) to swing the head, neck, and body backwards and forwards
get weaving informal to hurry; start to do something
the method or pattern of weaving or the structure of a woven fabric
- weaving, noun
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