- To warp is to distort something.
- An example ofwarp is when wood is exposed to humidity and becomes cupped and bent out of shape.
- An example ofwarp is when you change or distort the truth, causing a different version of the "truth" to be believed.
- a distortion, as a twist or bend, in wood or in an object made of wood, caused by contraction in drying
- any similar distortion, as in metal
- the state or fact of being so distorted
- a mental twist, quirk, aberration, or bias
- silt, sediment, or mud deposited as by a stream
- a deposit of this
- Naut. a rope or line run from a boat, etc. to a dock, buoy, anchor, etc., and used to warp the vessel into position
- Weaving the set of threads running lengthwise in the loom and crossed by the weft, or woof
- the very fiber or essential part of something; foundation; base
Origin: Middle English from Old English wearp from base of weorpan, to throw, akin to German werfen from Indo-European an unverified form werb- from base an unverified form wer-, to turn, bend from source worm
- to bend, curve, or twist out of shape; distort
- to turn from the true, natural, or right course
- to turn from a healthy, sane, or normal condition; pervert; bias: said of the mind, character, judgment, etc.
- to twist or distort in telling; misinterpret: a warped account
- Naut. to move (a boat, etc.) by hauling on a line fastened to a pile, dock, anchor, etc.
- Weaving to arrange (threads or yarns) so as to form a warp
Origin: ME warpen, to throw, bend < OE weorpan, to throw
- to become bent or twisted out of shape, as wood does in drying
- to turn aside from the true, natural, or right course
- Naut. to move into position by warping or being warped: said as of a boat
- warper noun
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verb warped, warp·ing, warps verb, transitive
- To turn or twist (wood, for example) out of shape.
- To turn from a correct or proper course; deflect.
- To affect unfavorably, unfairly, or wrongly; bias. See Synonyms at bias.
- To arrange (strands of yarn or thread) so that they run lengthwise in weaving.
- Nautical To move (a vessel) by hauling on a line that is fastened to or around a piling, anchor, or pier.
- To become bent or twisted out of shape: The wooden frame warped in the humidity.
- To turn aside from a true, correct, or natural course; go astray. See Synonyms at distort.
- Nautical To move a vessel by hauling on a line that is fastened to or around a piling, anchor, or pier.
- The state of being twisted or bent out of shape.
- A distortion or twist, especially in a piece of wood.
- A mental or moral twist, aberration, or deviation.
- The threads that run lengthwise in a woven fabric, crossed at right angles to the woof.
- Warp and woof.
- Nautical A towline used in warping a vessel.
Origin: Middle English werpen, from Old English weorpan, to throw away; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
- warpˈer noun
warp - Computer Definition
(1) See OS/2 Warp.
(2) A parallel processor developed at Carnegie-Mellon University that was the predecessor of iWARP.
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