weave

  • 1Weave — (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[… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2weave — [wēv] vt. WOVE or, chiefly for vt. 6 & vi. 2, weaved, woven or wove or, chiefly for vt. 6 & vi. 2, weaved, weaving, wove [ME weven < OE wefan, akin to ON vefa, Ger weben < IE * webh (> Gr hyphē) < base * (a)we , to plait, weave] 1. a) …

    English World dictionary

  • 3weave — Ⅰ. weave [1] ► VERB (past wove; past part. woven or wove) 1) form (fabric) by interlacing long threads passing in one direction with others at a right angle to them. 2) (usu. as noun weaving) make fabric in this way. 3) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4Weave — Weave, n. A particular method or pattern of weaving; as, the cassimere weave. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5weave — (v.) O.E. wefan form by interlacing yarn (class V strong verb; past tense wæf, pp. wefen), from P.Gmc. *webanan (Cf. O.N. vefa, M.L.G., M.Du., Du. weven, O.H.G. weban, Ger. weben to weave ), from PIE *webh /*wobh (Cf. Skt. ubhnati he laces to …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6weave — weave, knit, crochet, braid, plait, tat mean to make a fabric or textile or to form an article by interlacing threads or strands of material. Weave usually implies crossing rows of threads or strands interlaced into a web, irrespective of method …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7Weave — Weave, v. i. 1. To practice weaving; to work with a loom. [1913 Webster] 2. To become woven or interwoven. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8weave — index incorporate (include) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 9weave — verb. It is worth pointing out that there are two words involved here, although their meanings overlap in figurative applications. The one meaning ‘to form fabric by interlacing threads’ is from Old English, and the other, meaning ‘to take a… …

    Modern English usage

  • 10weave — [v] blend, unite; contrive braid, build, careen, complect, complicate, compose, construct, create, criss cross, crochet, cue, entwine, fabricate, fold, fuse, incorporate, interfold, interlace, interlink, intermingle, intertwine, introduce, knit,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11weave — I n. a plain; satin; twill weave II v. 1) (C) she wove a basket for us; or: she wove us a basket 2) (d; tr.) to weave around, round (she wove the story around a specific theme) 3) (d; tr.) to weave from, out of (she wants to weave a scarf from… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12weave — I. [c]/wiv / (say weev) verb (wove or weaved, woven or weaved, weaving) –verb (t) 1. to interlace (threads, yarns, strips, fibrous material, etc.) so as to form a fabric or texture. 2. to form by interlacing threads, yarns, strands, or strips of… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 13weave — weave1 [wi:v] v past tense wove [wəuv US wouv] past participle woven [ˈwəuvən US ˈwou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(cloth etc)¦ 2¦(story)¦ 3 weave your magic/weave a spell 4¦(move)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1 3; Origin: Old English wefan] [Sense: 4; Date …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14weave — [[t]wi͟ːv[/t]] weaves, weaving, wove, woven (The form weaved is used for the past tense and past participle for meaning 4.) 1) VERB If you weave cloth or a carpet, you make it by crossing threads over and under each other using a frame or machine …

    English dictionary

  • 15weave — I UK [wiːv] / US [wɪv] verb Word forms weave : present tense I/you/we/they weave he/she/it weaves present participle weaving past tense wove UK [wəʊv] / US [woʊv] past participle woven UK [ˈwəʊv(ə)n] / US [ˈwoʊv(ə)n] * 1)… …

    English dictionary

  • 16weave — weave1 [ wiv ] (past tense wove [ wouv ] ; past participle wo|ven [ wouvn ] ) verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to make cloth by crossing long THREADS over and under each other on a machine called a LOOM: The women shut themselves behind… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17weave — /weev/, v., wove or (esp. for 5, 9) weaved; woven or wove; weaving; n. v.t. 1. to interlace (threads, yarns, strips, fibrous material, etc.) so as to form a fabric or material. 2. to form by interlacing threads, yarns, strands, or strips of some… …

    Universalium

  • 18weave — in·weave; re·weave; un·weave; weave; in·ter·weave; …

    English syllables

  • 19weave — [[t]wiv[/t]] v. wove (esp. for5,9)weaved; wo•venwove; weav•ing; 1) tex to interlace (threads, yarns, strips, fibrous material, etc.) so as to form a fabric or material 2) tex to form by such interlacing: to weave a basket; to weave cloth[/ex] 3)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20weave — 01. Joan [weaves] beautiful patterns into the wall hangings she makes. 02. The carpet has a very tight [weave], and will last a lifetime. 03. The floor was covered with [woven] mats made of straw. 04. The carpet has a very interesting geometric… …

    Grammatical examples in English