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Princeton's WordNet

  1. weaveverb

    pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric

  2. weave, interweaveverb

    interlace by or as if by weaving

  3. weave, tissueverb

    create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton

    "tissue textiles"

  4. waver, weaveverb

    sway to and fro

  5. weave, wind, thread, meander, wanderverb

    to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

    "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To WEAVEverb

    Preterite wove, weaved, part. pass. woven, weaved;

    Etymology: wefan , Saxon; weven, Dutch.

    Here in her hairs
    The painter plays the spider, and hath woven
    A golden mesh to intrap the hearts of men,
    Faster than gnats in cobwebs. William Shakespeare.

    The women wove hangings for the grove. 2 Kings xxiii. 7.

    White seem’d her robes, yet woven so they were,
    As snow and gold together had been wrought. Dryden.

    These purple vests were weav’d by Dardan dames. Dryden.

    Dan Pope for thy misfortune griev’d,
    With kind concern and skill has weav’d
    A silken web; and ne’er shall fade
    Its colours; gently has he laid
    The mantle o’er thy sad distress:
    And Venus shall the texture bless. Matthew Prior.

    When religion was woven into the civil government, and flourished under the protection of the emperors, mens thoughts and discourses were full of secular affairs; but in the three first centuries of christianity, men who embraced this religion had given up all their interests in this world, and lived in a perpetual preparation for the next. Addison.

    The duke be here to-night! the better! best!
    This weaves itself perforce into my business. William Shakespeare.

  2. To Weaveverb

    To work with a loom.


  1. Weave

    Web is a computer programming system created by Donald E. Knuth as the first implementation of what he called "literate programming": the idea that one could create software as works of literature, by embedding source code inside descriptive text, rather than the reverse (as is common practice in most programming languages), in an order that is convenient for exposition to human readers, rather than in the order demanded by the compiler.Web consists of two secondary programs: TANGLE, which produces compilable Pascal code from the source texts, and WEAVE, which produces nicely-formatted, printable documentation using TeX. CWEB is a version of Web for the C programming language, while noweb is a separate literate programming tool, which is inspired by Web (as reflected in the name) and which is language agnostic. The most significant programs written in Web are TeX and Metafont. Modern TeX distributions use another program Web2C to convert Web source to C.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Weaveverb

    to unite, as threads of any kind, in such a manner as to form a texture; to entwine or interlace into a fabric; as, to weave wool, silk, etc.; hence, to unite by close connection or intermixture; to unite intimately

  2. Weaveverb

    to form, as cloth, by interlacing threads; to compose, as a texture of any kind, by putting together textile materials; as, to weave broadcloth; to weave a carpet; hence, to form into a fabric; to compose; to fabricate; as, to weave the plot of a story

  3. Weaveverb

    to practice weaving; to work with a loom

  4. Weaveverb

    to become woven or interwoven

  5. Weavenoun

    a particular method or pattern of weaving; as, the cassimere weave

  6. Etymology: [OE. weven, AS. wefan; akin to D. weven, G. weben, OHG. weban, Icel. vefa, Sw. vfva, Dan. vve, Gr. "yfai`nein, v., "y`fos web, Skr. ravbhi spider, lit., wool weaver. Cf. Waper, Waffle, Web, Weevil, Weft, Woof.]


  1. Weave

    In the Forgotten Realms campaign setting of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the Weave is the fundamental force of both arcane magic and divine magic, from which spellcasters draw their strength. It permeates the world, comparable to aether, the mystical substance. The Weave is the means by which raw magic is tapped into and used by casters. The Weave is the way in which magic presents itself to beings for their use, and it flows throughout the world, touching almost every corner or existence, with exception of dead magic zones. The Weave coexists with the Shadow Weave.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Weave

    wēv, v.t. to twine threads together: to unite threads in a loom to form cloth: to work into a fabric: to unite by intermixture: to construct, contrive.—v.i. to practise weaving:—pa.t. wōve, (rarely) weaved; pa.p. wōv′en.ns. Weav′er; Weav′er-bird, a family of Passerine birds resembling the finches, so called from their remarkably woven nests; Weav′ing, the act or art of forming a web or cloth by the intersecting of two distinct sets of fibres, threads, or yarns—those passing longitudinally from end to end of the web forming the warp, those crossing and intersecting the warp at right angles forming the weft. [A.S. wefan; Ice. vefa, Ger. weben; cog. with Gr. huppē, a web, huphainein, to weave.]

  2. Weave

    wēv, v.t. and v.i. (Spens.) waved, floated.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'weave' in Verbs Frequency: #1057

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of weave in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of weave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of weave in a Sentence

  1. Sir Walter Scott, Marmion (1808):

    Oh what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive.

  2. Dawn Holman:

    The type of clothing matters, a white T-shirt is going to provide less protection than a darker fabric, and think of the weave of the fabric or the hat. Take a straw hat; if it's too loosely woven, you get too much sunlight.

  3. Ogden Nash:

    Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave When they think that their children are nave.

  4. Annie Cayetano-Jefferson:

    For the first time, some of these women are getting recognition that they never had before and just seeing the appreciation, some of the ladies that come over here are just so excited that people in California are wanting them to weave their baskets and it's unreal.

  5. Anonymous:

    Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives, and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique.

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the act of making a noisy disturbance
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