Warp
Warp Warp, n. [AS. wearp; akin to Icel. varp a casting, throwing, Sw. varp the draught of a net, Dan. varp a towline, OHG. warf warp, G. werft. See {Warp}, v.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Weaving) The threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and crossed by the woof. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) A rope used in hauling or moving a vessel, usually with one end attached to an anchor, a post, or other fixed object; a towing line; a warping hawser. [1913 Webster]

3. (Agric.) A slimy substance deposited on land by tides, etc., by which a rich alluvial soil is formed. --Lyell. [1913 Webster]

4. A premature casting of young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

5. Four; esp., four herrings; a cast. See {Cast}, n., 17. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright. [1913 Webster]

6. [From {Warp}, v.] The state of being warped or twisted; as, the warp of a board. [1913 Webster]

{Warp beam}, the roller on which the warp is wound in a loom.

{Warp fabric}, fabric produced by warp knitting.

{Warp frame}, or {Warp-net frame}, a machine for making warp lace having a number of needles and employing a thread for each needle.

{Warp knitting}, a kind of knitting in which a number of threads are interchained each with one or more contiguous threads on either side; -- also called {warp weaving}.

{Warp lace}, or {Warp net}, lace having a warp crossed by weft threads. [1913 Webster]


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