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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to bend or twist out of shape, esp. from a straight or flat form, as timbers or flooring.
to bend or turn from the natural or true direction or course.
to distort or cause to distort from the truth, fact, etc.; bias; falsify.
to move (a vessel) into a desired place or position by hauling on a rope that has been fastened to something fixed, as a buoy.
(v.i.)to become bent or twisted out of shape, esp. out of a straight or flat form.
to hold or change an opinion due to prejudice, influence, etc.
to warp a ship or boat into position. (of a ship or boat) to move by being warped.
Category: Navy, Nautical
(n.)a bend or other variation from a straight or flat form.
a mental twist, bias, or quirk.
the set of yarns placed lengthwise in a loom, crossed by and interlaced with the filling, and forming the lengthwise threads in a woven fabric..
a hypothetical eccentricity or discontinuity in the space-time continuum:
a space warp.
a situation, environment, etc., that seems characteristic of another era and out of touch with contemporary life.
a rope for warping or hauling a ship or boat along or into position.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of warp:
bef. 900; ME werpen, OE weorpan to throw, c. OS werpan, OHG werfan, ON verpa, Go wairpan
a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
a shape distorted by twisting or folding
a moral or mental distortion
yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof
falsify, distort, garble, warp(verb)
make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
heave, buckle, warp(verb)
bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
"The highway buckled during the heat wave"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to bend or become bent because of water or heat damage
The heat had warped the plastic.; The wood warped in the rain.
to throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to utter
to turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend out of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise
to turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or incline; to pervert
to weave; to fabricate
to tow or move, as a vessel, with a line, or warp, attached to a buoy, anchor, or other fixed object
to cast prematurely, as young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc
to let the tide or other water in upon (lowlying land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of warp, or slimy substance
to run off the reel into hauls to be tarred, as yarns
to arrange (yarns) on a warp beam
to turn, twist, or be twisted out of shape; esp., to be twisted or bent out of a flat plane; as, a board warps in seasoning or shrinking
to turn or incline from a straight, true, or proper course; to deviate; to swerve
to fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave, like a flock of birds or insects
to cast the young prematurely; to slink; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc
to wind yarn off bobbins for forming the warp of a web; to wind a warp on a warp beam
the threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and crossed by the woof
a rope used in hauling or moving a vessel, usually with one end attached to an anchor, a post, or other fixed object; a towing line; a warping hawser
a slimy substance deposited on land by tides, etc., by which a rich alluvial soil is formed
a premature casting of young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc
four; esp., four herrings; a cast. See Cast, n., 17
the state of being warped or twisted; as, the warp of a board
In weaving cloth, the warp is the set of lengthwise yarns that are held in tension on a frame or loom. The yarn that is inserted over-and-under the warp threads is called the weft, woof, or filler. Each individual warp thread in a fabric is called a warp end or end. Warp means "that which is thrown across". Very simple looms use a spiral warp, in which a single, very long yarn is wound around a pair of sticks or beams in a spiral pattern to make up the warp. Because the warp is held under high tension during the entire process of weaving and warp yarn must be strong. Yarn for warp ends is usually spun and plied fibre. Traditional fibres for warping are wool, linen and silk. With the improvements in spinning technology during the Industrial Revolution, it became possible to make cotton yarn of sufficient strength to be used as the warp in mechanized weaving. Later, artificial or man-made fibres such as nylon or rayon were employed. Warping machines have been invented to provide solutions for gauging yarn strength, length measurement and count measurement. Just like a sewing machine, warping machinery is manually operated for preparing leas yarn. Additionally, the machine is made available in two model options: the metric and the imperial system.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
To haul a ship ahead by line or anchor.
Translations for WARP
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make or become twisted out of shape
The door has been warped by all the rain we've had lately.
- يَفْتِل، يَلْويArabic
- empenarPortuguese (BR)
- zkroutit (se)Czech
- (sich) verziehenGerman
- slå sigDanish
- deformar; (madera) alabear, combarSpanish
- koolduma, koolutamaEstonian
- كج و معوج شدنFarsi
- izvitoperiti, savitiCroatian
- elgörbít; (szenvedőben:) megvetemedikHungarian
- vinda(st), skekkja(st), verpastIcelandic
- curvare; deformareItalian
- 휘게 하다Korean
- iškreipti, iškrypti, persimestiLithuanian
- samesties; sarieztiesLatvian
- vri, slå seg, bli bøydNorwegian
- spaczyć sięPolish
- a se răsuci, a se strâmba; a se scorojiRomanian
- ohnúť (sa), (s)kriviť (sa)Slovak
- skriviti (se)Slovenian
- göra (bli) skev, slå sigSwedish
- eğ(il)mek, eğril(t)mekTurkish
- (使)扭曲變形Chinese (Trad.)
- перекручувати; викривлятисяUkrainian
- بل دیناUrdu
- 使歪曲，翘曲Chinese (Simp.)
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