transitive verb wove, 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
ME weven < OE wefan, akin to ON vefa, Ger weben < IE *webh- (> Gr hyphē) < base *(a)we-, to plait, weave
a method, manner, or pattern of weaving: a cloth of English weave