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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)

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.

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."