Warped surface
Warp Warp (w[add]rp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Warped} (w[add]rpt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Warping}.] [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. wa['i]rpan; cf. Skr. v[.r]j to twist. [root]144. Cf. {Wrap}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to utter. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

2. To turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend out of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise. [1913 Webster]

The planks looked warped. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

Walter warped his mouth at this To something so mock solemn, that I laughed. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or incline; to pervert. [1913 Webster]

This first avowed, nor folly warped my mind. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

I have no private considerations to warp me in this controversy. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

We are divested of all those passions which cloud the intellects, and warp the understandings, of men. --Southey. [1913 Webster]

4. To weave; to fabricate. [R. & Poetic.] --Nares. [1913 Webster]

While doth he mischief warp. --Sternhold. [1913 Webster]

5. (Naut.) To tow or move, as a vessel, with a line, or warp, attached to a buoy, anchor, or other fixed object. [1913 Webster]

6. To cast prematurely, as young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

7. (Agric.) To let the tide or other water in upon (lowlying land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of warp, or slimy substance. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

8. (Rope Making) To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred, as yarns. [1913 Webster]

9. (Weaving) To arrange (yarns) on a warp beam. [1913 Webster]

10. (A["e]ronautics) To twist the end surfaces of (an a["e]rocurve in an airfoil) in order to restore or maintain equilibrium. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Warped surface} (Geom.), a surface generated by a straight line moving so that no two of its consecutive positions shall be in the same plane. --Davies & Peck. [1913 Webster]


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