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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to bend or twist out of shape, esp. from a straight or flat form, as timbers or flooring.

  2. to bend or turn from the natural or true direction or course.

  3. to distort or cause to distort from the truth, fact, etc.; bias; falsify.

  4. 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.

    Category: Nautical

  5. (v.i.)to become bent or twisted out of shape, esp. out of a straight or flat form.

  6. to hold or change an opinion due to prejudice, influence, etc.

  7. to warp a ship or boat into position. (of a ship or boat) to move by being warped.

    Category: Navy, Nautical

  8. (n.)a bend or other variation from a straight or flat form.

  9. a mental twist, bias, or quirk.

  10. 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..

    Category: Textiles

  11. a hypothetical eccentricity or discontinuity in the space-time continuum:

    a space warp.

  12. a situation, environment, etc., that seems characteristic of another era and out of touch with contemporary life.

  13. 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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. deflection, warp(noun)

    a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting

  2. warp, buckle(noun)

    a shape distorted by twisting or folding

  3. warp, warping(noun)

    a moral or mental distortion

  4. warp(verb)

    yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof

  5. falsify, distort, garble, warp(verb)

    make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

  6. 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

  1. warp(verb)ɔrp

    to bend or become bent because of water or heat damage

    The heat had warped the plastic.; The wood warped in the rain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Warp(verb)

    to throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to utter

  2. Warp(verb)

    to turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend out of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise

  3. Warp(verb)

    to turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or incline; to pervert

  4. Warp(verb)

    to weave; to fabricate

  5. Warp(verb)

    to tow or move, as a vessel, with a line, or warp, attached to a buoy, anchor, or other fixed object

  6. Warp(verb)

    to cast prematurely, as young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc

  7. Warp(verb)

    to let the tide or other water in upon (lowlying land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of warp, or slimy substance

  8. Warp(verb)

    to run off the reel into hauls to be tarred, as yarns

  9. Warp(verb)

    to arrange (yarns) on a warp beam

  10. Warp(verb)

    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

  11. Warp(verb)

    to turn or incline from a straight, true, or proper course; to deviate; to swerve

  12. Warp(verb)

    to fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave, like a flock of birds or insects

  13. Warp(verb)

    to cast the young prematurely; to slink; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc

  14. Warp(verb)

    to wind yarn off bobbins for forming the warp of a web; to wind a warp on a warp beam

  15. Warp

    the threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and crossed by the woof

  16. Warp

    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

  17. Warp

    a slimy substance deposited on land by tides, etc., by which a rich alluvial soil is formed

  18. Warp

    a premature casting of young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc

  19. Warp

    four; esp., four herrings; a cast. See Cast, n., 17

  20. Warp

    the state of being warped or twisted; as, the warp of a board


  1. Warp

    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

  1. warp

    To haul a ship ahead by line or anchor.

Anagrams of WARP

  1. Wrap

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.

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