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weft

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noun

Textiles. filling(def 5).
a woven fabric or garment.

RELATED WORDS

screen, net, network, cord, wire, string, yarn, wool, filament, silk, strand, cotton, fiber, wale, grit, feel, warp, roughness, down, outside

Nearby words

weet, weever, weevil, weevily, weewee, weft, weft ikat, weft knitting, weft-knitted, weftwise, wegener

Origin of weft

before 900; Middle English, Old English; akin to weave
Related formsun·der·weft, noun
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weft

/ (wɛft) /

noun

the yarn woven across the width of the fabric through the lengthwise warp yarnAlso called: filling, woof

Word Origin for weft

Old English, related to Old Norse veptr; see weave
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Word Origin and History for weft

weft


n.

Old English weft, wefta, related to wefan "to weave," from Proto-Germanic *weftaz (see weave (v.)).

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