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weaver

[ wee-ver ]
/ ˈwi vər /
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noun

a person who weaves.
a person whose occupation is weaving.

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Nearby words

weatherwoman, weatherworn, weave, weave bead, weave in and out, weaver, weaver finch, weaver's hitch, weaver, james baird, weaver, robert clifton, weaverbird

Origin of weaver

First recorded in 1325–75, weaver is from the Middle English word wevere. See weave, -er1

Definition for weaver (2 of 2)

Weaver

[ wee-ver ]
/ ˈwi vər /

noun

James Baird,1833–1912, U.S. politician: congressman 1879–81, 1885–89.
Robert Clifton,1907–97, U.S. economist and government official: first Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1966–68.
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British Dictionary definitions for weaver

weaver

/ (ˈwiːvə) /

noun

a person who weaves, esp as a means of livelihood
short for weaverbird
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for weaver

weaver


n.

mid-14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), agent noun from weave (v.).

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