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verb (used with object), wove or especially for 5, weaved; wo·ven or wove; weav·ing.

  1. to interlace (threads, yarns, strips, fibrous material, etc.) so as to form a fabric or material.
  2. to form by interlacing threads, yarns, strands, or strips of some material: to weave a basket; to weave cloth.
  3. to form by combining various elements or details into a connected whole: to weave a tale; to weave a plan.
  4. to introduce as an element or detail into a connected whole (usually followed by in or into): She wove an old folk melody into her latest musical composition.
  5. to direct or move along in a winding or zigzag course; move from side to side, especially to avoid obstructions: to weave one’s way through traffic.

verb (used without object), wove or especially for 9, weaved; wo·ven or wove; weav·ing.

  1. to form or construct something, as fabric, by interlacing threads, yarns, strips, etc.
  2. to compose a connected whole by combining various elements or details.
  3. to be or become formed or composed from the interlacing of materials or the combining of various elements: The yarn wove into a beautiful fabric.
  4. to move or proceed in a winding course or from side to side: dancers weaving in time to the music.

noun

  1. a pattern of or method for interlacing yarns.
  2. hairweave(defs 1, 2).

verb weaves, weaving, wove, weaved, woven or weaved

  1. to form (a fabric) by interlacing (yarn, etc), esp on a loom
  2. (tr) to make or construct by such a processto weave a shawl
  3. (tr) to make or construct (an artefact, such as a basket) by interlacing (a pliable material, such as cane)
  4. (of a spider) to make (a web)
  5. (tr) to construct by combining separate elements into a whole
  6. (tr; often foll by in, into, through, etc) to introduceto weave factual details into a fiction
  7. to create (a way, etc) by moving from side to sideto weave through a crowd
  8. (intr) () vet science (of a stabled horse) to swing the head, neck, and body backwards and forwards
  9. get weaving informal to hurry; start to do something

noun

  1. the method or pattern of weaving or the structure of a woven fabric
n.

“method or pattern of weaving,” 1888, from weave (v.).

v.

Old English wefan “form by interlacing yarn” (class V strong verb; past tense wæf, past participle wefen), from Proto-Germanic *weban (cf. Old Norse vefa, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch weven, Old High German weban, German weben “to weave”), from PIE *webh- “to weave;” also “to move quickly” (cf. Sanskrit ubhnati “he laces together,” Persian baftan “to weave,” Greek hyphe, hyphos “web,” Old English webb “web”).

Extended sense of “combine into a whole” is from late 14c.; meaning “go by twisting and turning” is first found 1590s. Sense in boxing is from 1818. Related: Wove; weaved; weaving.

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