What does selvage mean?

Definitions for selvage
ˈsɛl vɪdʒsel·vage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. selvage, selvedgenoun

    border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet

  2. selvage, selvedgenoun

    the edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel or fray

Wiktionary

  1. selvagenoun

    The edge of a woven fabric, where the weft (side-to-side) threads run around the warp (top to bottom) threads, creating a finished edge.

  2. selvagenoun

    Any edge of fabric finished so as to prevent raveling.

  3. selvagenoun

    The excess area of any printed or perforated sheet, such as the border on a sheet of postage stamps or the wide margins of an engraving.

  4. selvagenoun

    A distinct border of a mass of igneous rock. It is usually fine-grained or glassy due to rapid cooling.

  5. selvagenoun

    Clay-like material found along and around a geological fault.

  6. Etymology: A corruption of "self-edge".

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Selvagenoun

    The edge of cloath where it is closed by complicating the threads.

    Etymology: Stephen Skinner thinks selvage is said as salvage, from its saving the cloath.

    Make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvage in the coupling. Ex. xxvi. 4.

Wikipedia

  1. Selvage

    A selvage (US English) or selvedge (British English) is a "self-finished" edge of a piece of fabric which keeps it from unraveling and fraying. The term "self-finished" means that the edge does not require additional finishing work, such as hem or bias tape, to prevent fraying. In woven fabric, selvages are the edges that run parallel to the warp (the longitudinal threads that run the entire length of the fabric), and are created by the weft thread looping back at the end of each row. In knitted fabrics, selvages are the unfinished yet structurally sound edges that were neither cast on nor bound off. Historically, the term selvage applied only to loom woven fabric, though now can be applied to flat-knitted fabric. The terms selvage and selvedge are a corruption of "self-edge", and have been in use since the 16th century.

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  1. selvage

    Selvage, also known as selvedge, is a term used in textiles and fabric manufacturing. It refers to the tightly woven edge of a fabric, which runs parallel to the warp, designed to prevent the fabric from fraying or unraveling. It often has a different texture or pattern compared to the rest of the fabric. It is commonly found on woven cloth but can also be artificially created in fabrics where it does not naturally occur.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Selvagenoun

    alt. of Selvedge

Wikidata

  1. Selvage

    The selvage or selvedge is the term for the self-finished edges of fabric. The selvages keep the fabric from unraveling or fraying. The selvages are a result of how the fabric is created. In woven fabric, selvages are the edges that run parallel to the warp, and are created by the weft thread looping back at the end of each row. In knitted fabrics, selvages are the unfinished yet structurally sound edges that were neither cast on nor bound off. Historically, the term selvage applied only to loom woven fabric, though now can be applied to flat-knitted fabric. The terms selvage and selvedge are a corruption of "self-edge", and have been in use since the 16th century.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Selvage

    sel′vāj, n. that part of cloth which forms an edge of itself without hemming: a border: in mining, that part of a lode adjacent to the walls on either side: the edge-plate of a lock—also Sel′vedge.—adjs. Sel′vaged, Sel′vedged.—n. Selvagēē′, an untwisted skein of rope-yarn marled together. [Old Dut. selfegge, self, self, egge, edge.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. selvage

    [from sewing and weaving] See chad (sense 1).

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. selvage

    The woven edge of canvas formed by web and woof. See Boke of Curtasye (14th century):-- "The overnape shal doubulle be layde, To the utter side the selvage brade."

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SELVAGE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Selvage is ranked #22592 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Selvage surname appeared 1,137 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Selvage.

    81% or 921 total occurrences were White.
    15.1% or 172 total occurrences were Black.
    1.4% or 16 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 14 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of selvage in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of selvage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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