Weave

Definition of Weave

Pronunciation: wēv
v. t.1.
[imp. Wove (wōv); p. p. Woven (wōv"'n), Wove; p. pr. & vb. n. Weaving. The regular imp. & p. p. Weaved (wēvd), is rarely used.]
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.
v. i.1.To practice weaving; to work with a loom.
2.To become woven or interwoven.
n.1.A particular method or pattern of weaving; as, the cassimere weave.

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