- a simple past tense and past participle of weave.
- 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.
- hairweave(defs 1, 2).
Origin of weave
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Related Words for wovesew, incorporate, entwine, construct, compose, zigzag, knit, create, fuse, fabricate, twist, fold, intertwine, careen, snake, splice, introduce, braid, spin, loop
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The woman ancestor kitchen-gardened, spun, wove, and nourished the poultry.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Now, this dream of a poor girl, she wove it into the golden embroidery.The Dream
Year by year the secluded women of Athens wove a robe for Athene.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
That helplessness, which I felt rather than saw, wove into the warp of my love.Bardelys the Magnificent
But I did not get a good look at him as he wove to and fro behind the boat.Tales of Fishes
- a past tense of weave
- to form (a fabric) by interlacing (yarn, etc), esp on a loom
- (tr) to make or construct by such a processto 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 introduceto weave factual details into a fiction
- to create (a way, etc) by moving from side to sideto 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
Word Origin for weave
"method or pattern of weaving," 1888, from weave (v.).
Old English wefan "form by interlacing yarn" (class V strong verb; past tense wæf, past participle wefen), from Proto-Germanic *weban (cf. Old Norse vefa, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch weven, Old High German weban, German weben "to weave"), from PIE *webh- "to weave;" also "to move quickly" (cf. Sanskrit ubhnati "he laces together," Persian baftan "to weave," Greek hyphe, hyphos "web," Old English webb "web").
Extended sense of "combine into a whole" is from late 14c.; meaning "go by twisting and turning" is first found 1590s. Sense in boxing is from 1818. Related: Wove; weaved; weaving.