[ weev ]
/ wiv /

verb (used with object), wove or especially for 5, weaved; wo·ven or wove; weav·ing.

verb (used without object), wove or especially for 9, weaved; wo·ven or wove; weav·ing.


a pattern of or method for interlacing yarns.

Nearby words

  1. weatherproof,
  2. weatherproofer,
  3. weathertight,
  4. weatherwoman,
  5. weatherworn,
  6. weave bead,
  7. weave in and out,
  8. weaver,
  9. weaver finch,
  10. weaver's hitch

Origin of weave

before 900; Middle English weven, Old English wefan; cognate with German weben, Old Norse vefa; see web

Related formsout·weave, 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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/ (wiːv) /

verb weaves, weaving, wove, weaved, woven or weaved


the method or pattern of weaving or the structure of a woven fabric
Derived Formsweaving, noun

Word Origin for weave

Old English wefan; related to Old High German weban, Old Norse vefa, Greek hyphos, Sanskrit vābhis; compare web, weevil, wasp

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