An example of warp is when wood is exposed to humidity and becomes cupped and bent out of shape.
An example of warp is when you change or distort the truth, causing a different version of the "truth" to be believed.
The wooden frame warped in the humidity.
Origin of warp
- Middle English werpen from Old English weorpan to throw away wer-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English werpen, weorpen, worpen, from Old English weorpan (“to throw, cast, cast down, cast away, throw off, throw out, expel, throw upon, throw open, drive away, sprinkle, hit, hand over, lay hands on (a person), cast lots, charge with, accuse of"), from Proto-Germanic *werpanÄ… (“to throw, turn"), from Proto-Indo-European *werb- (“to bend, turn"). Cognate with Scots warp (“to throw, warp"), North Frisian werpen (“to throw"), Dutch werpen (“to throw, cast"), German werfen (“to throw, cast"), Icelandic verpa (“to throw").
- From Middle English warp, werp, from Old English wearp, warp (“a warp, threads stretched lengthwise in a loom, twig, osier"), from Proto-Germanic *warpaz (“a warp"), from Proto-Indo-European *werb- (“to turn, bend"). Cognate with Middle Dutch warp, Middle Low German warp, German Warf, Danish varp, Swedish varp.