Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Weave (Page: 1637)

Weave (?), v. t. [imp. Wove (?); p. p. Woven (?), Wove; p. pr. & vb. n. Weaving. The regular imp. & p. p. Weaved (), is rarely used.] [OE. weven, AS. wefan; akin to D. weven, G. weben, OHG. weban, Icel. vefa, Sw. väfva, Dan. væve, Gr. , v., web, Skr. ravābhi spider, lit., wool weaver. Cf. Waper, Waffle, Web, Weevil, Weft, Woof.]

1. 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.

This weaves itself, perforce, into my business. Shak.
That in their green shops weave the smooth-haired silk To deck her sons. Milton.
And for these words, thus woven into song. Byron.

2. 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.

When she weaved the sleided silk. Shak.
Her starry wreaths the virgin jasmin weaves. Ld. Lytton.

Weave (Page: 1637)

Weave, v. i.

1. To practice weaving; to work with a loom.

2. To become woven or interwoven.


Weave (Page: 1637)

Weave, n. A particular method or pattern of weaving; as, the cassimere weave.