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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.] [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] This weaves itself, perforce, into my business. --Shak. [1913 Webster] That in their green shops weave the smooth-haired silk To deck her sons. --Milton. [1913 Webster] And for these words, thus woven into song. --Byron. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] When she weaved the sleided silk. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Her starry wreaths the virgin jasmin weaves. --Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster]
Wove \Wove\, p. pr. & rare vb. n. of Weave. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

weave n : pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric

Verb

1 interlace by or as it by weaving [syn: interweave] [ant: unweave]
2 create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles" [syn: tissue]
3 sway to and fro [syn: waver]
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" [syn: wind, thread, meander, wander] [also: woven, wove]
wove See weave

English

see weaved

Pronunciation

  • /'wəʊv/
  • Rhymes with: -əʊv

Verb

wove
  1. She wove a beautiful basket out of reeds.

Translations

simple past of to weave
Wove paper is a writing paper with a uniform surface, not ribbed or watermarked.
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