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weave    : [w'iv]
Weave \Weave\ (w[=e]v), v. t. [imp. {Wove} (w[=o]v); p. p.
{Woven} (w[=o]v"'n), {Wove}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Weaving}. The
regular imp. & p. p. {Weaved} (w[=e]vd), is rarely used.]
[OE. weven, AS. wefan; akin to D. weven, G. weben, OHG.
weban, Icel. vefa, Sw. v[aum]fva, Dan. v[ae]ve, Gr.
"yfai`nein, v., "y`fos web, Skr. [=u]r[.n]av[=a]bhi spider,
lit., wool weaver. Cf. {Waper}, {Waffle}, {Web}, {Weevil},
{Weft}, {Woof}.]
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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.
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This weaves itself, perforce, into my business.
--Shak.
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That in their green shops weave the smooth-haired
silk
To deck her sons. --Milton.
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And for these words, thus woven into song. --Byron.
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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.
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When she weaved the sleided silk. --Shak.
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Her starry wreaths the virgin jasmin weaves. --Ld.
Lytton.
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Weave \Weave\, v. i.
1. To practice weaving; to work with a loom.
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2. To become woven or interwoven.
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Weave \Weave\, n.
A particular method or pattern of weaving; as, the cassimere
weave.
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weave
n 1: pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
v 1: interlace by or as if by weaving [synonym: {weave},
{interweave}] [ant: {unweave}]
2: create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric,
such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles" [synonym: {weave},
{tissue}]
3: sway to and fro [synonym: {waver}, {weave}]
4: 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" [synonym: {weave}, {wind}, {thread},
{meander}, {wander}]

177 Moby Thesaurus words for "weave":
anatomy, arabesque, architectonics, architecture, arrangement,
basketry, basketwork, braid, braiding, build, building,
cancellation, careen, cloth, composition, conformation,
constitution, construction, creation, cross-hatching, crossing-out,
drapery, enlace, enlacement, entwine, entwinement, entwining,
etoffe, fabric, fabrication, fashion, fashioning, feel, felt,
filigree, finish, forging, form, format, formation, frame, fret,
fretwork, getup, goods, grain, granular texture, grate, grating,
grid, gridiron, grille, grillwork, hachure, hatching, indentation,
interknit, interknitting, interlace, interlacement, interlacery,
interlacing, intertexture, interthreading, intertie, intertieing,
intertissue, intertwine, intertwinement, intertwining, intertwist,
intertwisting, interweave, interweavement, interweaving, intort,
knit, knitting, knub, lace, lacery, lacework, lacing, lattice,
latticework, loom, loop, make, makeup, making, manufacture, mat,
material, mesh, meshes, meshwork, mold, molding, nap, napery, net,
netting, network, noose, nub, organic structure, organism,
organization, pattern, patterning, physique, pile, pit, plait,
plaiting, plan, pleach, plexure, plexus, pock, production,
protuberance, raddle, rag, reticle, reticulation, reticule,
reticulum, riddle, screen, screening, setup, shag, shape, shaping,
sieve, silk, splice, stagger, structure, structuring, stuff,
surface, surface texture, sway, swing, tectonics, textile,
textile fabric, texture, tissu, tissue, tracery, trellis,
trelliswork, twill, twine, twining, twist, twisting, wale,
warp and woof, warpage, wattle, weaving, web, webbing, webwork,
weft, weftage, wicker, wickerwork, wobble, woof, wool, wreathe,
wreathing




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