Weave Definition

wēv
weaved, weaves, weaving, wove, woven
verb
weaved, weaves, weaving, wove, woven
To make (a fabric), esp. on a loom, by interlacing threads or yarns.
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To form (threads) into a fabric.
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To construct in the mind or imagination.
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To construct by interlacing or interweaving strips or strands of material.
Weave a basket.
American Heritage
To work (details, incidents, etc.) into a story, poem, etc.
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noun
weaves
A method, manner, or pattern of weaving.
A cloth of English weave.
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The interlacing of strands of natural or synthetic hair with a person's own hair, as to create a longer or fuller style.
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(quantum mechanics)
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Other Word Forms of Weave

Noun

Singular:
weave
Plural:
weaves

Origin of Weave

  • From Old English wefan, from Proto-Germanic *webanÄ…, from Proto-Indo-European *webÊ°- (“to weave, braid"). Cognate with West Frisian weve, Dutch weven, German weben, Danish væve, Swedish väva.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English weven from Old English wefan webh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably from Old Norse veifa "˜move around, wave', related to Latin vibrare.

    From Wiktionary

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