Weft definition

wĕft
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(weaving) The horizontal threads that are interlaced through the warp in a woven fabric.
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Woven fabric.
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The horizontal threads interlaced through the warp in a woven fabric; woof.
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Yarn used for the weft.
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(weaving) The yarns carried by the shuttle back and forth across the warp; woof; filling.
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(weaving) The yarn used for the weft; the fill.
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(hairdressing) A hair extension that is glued directly to a person"²s natural hair.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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(Windows Embedded Fonts Tool) See Microsoft font embedding.
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(obsolete) Something cast away; a waif.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
weft
Plural:
wefts

Origin of weft

  • Middle English from Old English wefta webh- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Old English wefan (“to weave").

    From Wiktionary

  • Compare waif.

    From Wiktionary