What does warp mean?

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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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Warp(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  2. Warp(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  3. Warp(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  4. Warp(verb)

    to weave; to fabricate

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  5. Warp(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  6. Warp(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  8. Warp(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  9. Warp(verb)

    to arrange (yarns) on a warp beam

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  11. Warp(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  12. Warp(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  13. Warp(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  14. Warp(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  15. Warp

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

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  17. Warp

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

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  18. Warp

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

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  19. Warp

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

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

  20. Warp

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

    Etymology: [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. warpan; cf. Skr. vj to twist. 144. Cf. Wrap.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Warp

    wawrp, v.t. to turn: to twist out of shape: to turn from the right course: to pervert: to move a vessel by hauling on warps or ropes attached to buoys, other ships, anchors, &c.: to improve land by distributing on it, by means of embankments, canals, flood-gates, &c., the alluvial mud brought down by rivers: (rare) to change.—v.i. to be twisted out of a straight direction: to bend: to swerve: to move with a bending motion.—n. alluvial sediment: the threads stretched out lengthwise in a loom to be crossed by a woof: a rope used in towing.—adj. Warped, twisted by shrinking: perverted.—ns. War′per; War′ping; War′ping-bank, a bank to retain water in the process of warping land; War′ping-hook, a ropemakers' hook used in twisting rope-yarns; War′ping-post, a post in a rope-walk, used in warping rope-yarn. [A.S. weorpan, werpan; Ger. werfen, to cast; conn. with Ice. varpa, to throw—varp, a casting, a throw with a net.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. warp

    To haul a ship ahead by line or anchor.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. warp

    A rope or light hawser, employed occasionally to transport a ship from one place to another in a port, road, or river. Also, an east-coast term for four herrings. Also, land between the sea-banks and the sea.--Warp of lower rigging. A term used in the rigging-loft, as, before cutting out a gang of rigging, it is warped. Also, to form the warp of spun-yarn in making sword-mats for the rigging-gripes, slings, &c.--To warp. To move a vessel from one place to another by warps, which are attached to buoys, to other ships, to anchors, or to certain fixed objects on shore. Also, to flood the lands near rivers in Yorkshire.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of warp in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of warp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of warp in a Sentence

  1. Martin Nolan:

    That's a really neat piece and it's like a time warp right back to the 1940s when Marilyn was just becoming famous.

  2. James Stewart:

    Fear is an insidious and deadly thing. It can warp judgment, freeze reflexes, breed mistakes. Worse, it's contagious.

  3. Alex Azar:

    Operation Warp Speed achieved in nine months what many doubted would be possible in a year and a half or more.

  4. Sharon Castillo:

    We have made an unwavering commitment to ensure that our vaccine is both safe and effective before it is made available to the general public, in doing so, we have shared the sense of urgency and the drive to find health care solutions to this pandemic that have been the engine behind Operation Warp Speed. We appreciate the assistance that OWS is providing to ensure the vaccine is distributed to priority populations like health care workers and the vulnerable.

  5. Ed Mills:

    This legislation is moving at warp speed.

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  • انفتلArabic
  • torçar, deformarCatalan, Valencian
  • osnovaCzech
  • verholenGerman
  • urdimbre, deformarSpanish
  • تار, پیچ و تابPersian
  • vääntymä, poimu, loimi, varppi, vääristymä, vääntyminen, varpataFinnish
  • trame, déformation, déformer, tordreFrench
  • dlúth, deilbhIrish
  • görbít, hajlítHungarian
  • piegatura, deformazione, tonneggiare, inarcamento, tonneggio, inarcare, deformare, curvatura, curvatura spazio-tempo, distorsione, ordito, distorcere, piegare, curvareItalian
  • ワープJapanese
  • aho, whenu, ioMāori
  • scheringDutch
  • renning, varpNorwegian
  • nanoolzheeʼNavajo, Navaho
  • urzealăRomanian
  • осно́ва, верпова́ть, коро́бить, искривле́ние, корёжить, искажа́ть, [[дыра́]] во [[время, искорёжить, перека́шивание, деформа́ция, искази́ть, деформи́ровать, [[искривле́ние]] [[пространство, пе́рли́нь, покоро́битьRussian
  • основаSerbo-Croatian
  • toideWalloon

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