Wove
Weave Weave (w[=e]v), v. t. [imp. {Wove} (w[=o]v); p. p. {Woven} (w[=o]v"'n), {Wove}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Weaving}. The regular imp. & p. p. {Weaved} (w[=e]vd), is rarely used.] [OE. weven, AS. wefan; akin to D. weven, G. weben, OHG. weban, Icel. vefa, Sw. v["a]fva, Dan. v[ae]ve, Gr. "yfai`nein, v., "y`fos web, Skr. [=u]r[.n]av[=a]bhi spider, lit., wool weaver. Cf. {Waper}, {Waffle}, {Web}, {Weevil}, {Weft}, {Woof}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To unite, as threads of any kind, in such a manner as to form a texture; to entwine or interlace into a fabric; as, to weave wool, silk, etc.; hence, to unite by close connection or intermixture; to unite intimately. [1913 Webster]

This weaves itself, perforce, into my business. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

That in their green shops weave the smooth-haired silk To deck her sons. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

And for these words, thus woven into song. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

2. To form, as cloth, by interlacing threads; to compose, as a texture of any kind, by putting together textile materials; as, to weave broadcloth; to weave a carpet; hence, to form into a fabric; to compose; to fabricate; as, to weave the plot of a story. [1913 Webster]

When she weaved the sleided silk. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Her starry wreaths the virgin jasmin weaves. --Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Wove — Wove, p. pr. & rare vb. n. of {Weave}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wove — [wəuv US wouv] the past tense of ↑weave 1 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wove — the past tense of weave1 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wove — [wōv] vt., vi. pt. & alt. pp. of WEAVE …   English World dictionary

  • Wove — Weave Weave (w[=e]v), v. t. [imp. {Wove} (w[=o]v); p. p. {Woven} (w[=o]v n), {Wove}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Weaving}. The regular imp. & p. p. {Weaved} (w[=e]vd), is rarely used.] [OE. weven, AS. wefan; akin to D. weven, G. weben, OHG. weban, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wove — [[t]wo͟ʊv[/t]] Wove is the past tense of weave …   English dictionary

  • wove — past of weave …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wove — /wohv/, v. a pt. and pp. of weave. * * * …   Universalium

  • wove — wɪːv n. pattern or texture in which a cloth is woven v. knit, interlace; wind (between obstacles); be knit, be interlaced; embroider …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wove — past of weave1 …   English new terms dictionary

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