Definition of "weave" []

  • To make (cloth) by interlacing the threads of the weft and the warp on a loom. (verb-transitive)
  • To interlace (threads, for example) into cloth. (verb-transitive)
  • To construct by interlacing or interweaving strips or strands of material: weave a basket. (verb-transitive)
  • To interweave or combine (elements) into a complex whole: wove the incidents into a story. (verb-transitive)
  • To contrive (something complex or elaborate) in this way: weave a tale. (verb-transitive)
  • To form (a fabric) by interlacing (yarn, etc), esp on a loom (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To make or construct by such a process (verb)
  • To make or construct (an artefact, such as a basket) by interlacing (a pliable material, such as cane) (verb)
  • (of a spider) to make (a web) (verb)
  • To construct by combining separate elements into a whole (verb)
  • To introduce (verb)
  • To create (a way, etc) by moving from side to side (verb)
  • (of a stabled horse) to swing the head, neck, and body backwards and forwards (verb)
  • The method or pattern of weaving or the structure of a woven fabric (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "weave" in a sentence
  • "They are then called upon to "weave the warp, and weave the woof," perhaps, with no great propriety; for it is by crossing the _woof_ with the _warp_ that men _weave_ the _web_ or piece; and the first line was dearly bought by the admission of its wretched correspondent, "give ample room and verge enough [198].""
  • "One of the threads picked from the weave is the principle of limited knowledge .."
  • "No other titles weave their magic in quite the same way, and you almost suspect Call of Pripyat's foibles are an integral part of how that magic works."