Warp frame
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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  • Warp-net frame — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Warp beam — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Warp fabric — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Warp knitting — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Warp lace — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Warp net — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • warp knit — warp′ knit n. tex a fabric or garment so constructed that runs do not occur: knitted from a warp beam that feeds yarn to the knitting frame …   From formal English to slang

  • warp — [[t]wɔ͟ː(r)p[/t]] warps, warping, warped 1) V ERG If something warps or is warped, it becomes damaged by bending or curving, often because of the effect of heat or water. Left out in the heat of the sun, tapes easily warp or get stuck in their… …   English dictionary

  • frame — Synonyms and related words: Platonic form, Platonic idea, adjoin, aesthetic form, anatomy, angle, appendicular skeleton, archetype, architectonics, architecture, arrange, arrangement, art form, assemble, attitude, axial skeleton, backing, bank,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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