- To weave is to interlace pieces of something together.
An example of weave is when you interlace yarn together on a loom to make a blanket.
Weaving looms in a textile mill.
transitive verbwove, weaved, woven, wove, weaved, weaving
- to make (a fabric), esp. on a loom, by interlacing threads or yarns
- to form (threads) into a fabric
- to construct in the mind or imagination
- to work (details, incidents, etc.) into a story, poem, etc.
- to make by interlacing twigs, straw, rush, wicker, etc.: to weave baskets
- to twist or interlace (straw, wicker, etc.) so as to form something
- to twist or interlace (something) into, through, or among: to weave flowers into one's hair
- to make or spin (a web): said of spiders, etc.
- to cause (a vehicle, etc.) to move from side to side or in and out
- to make (one's way) by moving in this fashion
Origin of weaveMiddle English weven ; from Old English wefan, akin to Old Norse vefa, German weben ; from Indo-European an unverified form webh- (from source Classical Greek hyphē) ; from base an unverified form (a)we-, to plait, weave
- to do weaving; make cloth
- to move from side to side or in and out: weaving through traffic
verbwove wove , wo·ven , weav·ing, weaves
- a. To make (cloth) by interlacing the threads of the weft and the warp on a loom.b. To interlace (threads, for example) into cloth.
- To construct by interlacing or interweaving strips or strands of material: weave a basket.
- a. To interweave or combine (elements) into a complex whole: wove the incidents into a story.b. To contrive (something complex or elaborate) in this way: weave a tale.
- To introduce (another element) into a complex whole; work in: wove folk tunes into the symphony.
- To attach hair extensions to (hair).
- To spin (a web, for example).
- past tense & past participle often weaved weaved To make (a path or way) by winding in and out or from side to side: weaved our way through the heavy traffic.
- a. To engage in weaving; make cloth.b. To work at a loom.
- past tense and past participle often weaved weaved To move in and out or sway from side to side.
- The pattern, method of weaving, or construction of a fabric: a twill weave; a loose weave.
- A hairstyle in which hair extensions are attached to existing strands of hair.
Origin of weaveMiddle English weven, from Old English wefan; see webh- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present weaves, present participle weaving, simple past wove, past participle woven)
- To form something by passing lengths or strands of material over and under one another.
- This loom weaves yarn into sweaters.
- To spin a cocoon or a web.
- Spiders weave beautiful but deadly webs.
- To unite by close connection or intermixture.
- To compose creatively and intricately; to fabricate.
- to weave the plot of a story
(third-person singular simple present weaves, present participle weaving, simple past and past participle weaved)
Probably from Old Norse veifa ‘move around, wave’, related to Latin vibrare.