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weav·er

 (wē′vər)
n.
1. One that weaves: a weaver of fine rugs.
2. A weaverbird.

weaver

(ˈwiːvə)
n
1. (Textiles) a person who weaves, esp as a means of livelihood
2. (Animals) short for weaverbird

weav•er

(ˈwi vər)

n.
1. a person who weaves.
2. a person whose occupation is weaving.
3. Also called weav′er•bird` (-ˌbɜrd) any of numerous finchlike African and Asian birds of the family Ploceidae, noted for their elaborately woven nests and colonial habits.
[1325–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weaver - a craftsman who weaves clothweaver - a craftsman who weaves cloth  
artisan, journeyman, artificer, craftsman - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
2.weaver - finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their elaborately woven nestsweaver - finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their elaborately woven nests
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
baya, Ploceus philippinus - common Indian weaverbird
whidah, whydah, widow bird - mostly black African weaverbird
Java finch, Java sparrow, Padda oryzivora, ricebird - small finch-like Indonesian weaverbird that frequents rice fields
amadavat, avadavat - red Asian weaverbirds often kept as cage birds
grass finch, grassfinch - usually brightly-colored Australian weaverbirds; often kept as cage birds
Translations
ناسِج، حائِك
væver
takács
vefari
tkáč
tkalec

weaver

[ˈwiːvəʳ] Ntejedor(a) m/f

weaver

[ˈwiːvər] ntisserand(e) m/f

weaver

nWeber(in) m(f)

weaver

[ˈwiːvəʳ] ntessitore/trice

weave

(wiːv) past tense wove (wouv) : past participle woven (ˈwouvən) verb
1. to make by crossing strands in a pattern. to weave cloth.
2. to tell (an interesting story).
3. (past tense, past participle weaved) to move backwards and forwards or from side to side. The cyclist weaved in and out of the traffic.
ˈweaver noun
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There were Giraffes and Olive Baboons and some very approachable weaver birds.
Huge group nests of sociable weaver birds across southern Africa are about as close as nature gets to building condos.
Furthermore, they have a close interaction with many animal species; weaver birds nest in them, being afforded protection by the thorns, vultures and eagles use the height to gain good vantage points, and giraffe have adapted to feed largely on acacia trees.
These trees are also an ideal habitat for Baya Weaver birds.
From the Young Architect series for young readers age 7 and up, "Animal Homes" uses clear, brief, highlighted narrative in tandem with demonstrative color photos and illustrations to demonstrate structure, location and construction of homes for over nine different species, including weaver birds, magpies, beavers, termite colonies, burrowers, bees and wasps, spiders, and more.
This wetland area is a habitat of most insect species, birds like weaver birds, white stock birds, ducks and red barret.
There have been weaver birds, nun birds, yellow-crowned and blueheaded parrots, scarlet macaws, night jars, yellow-headed vultures, pied kingfishers, fish eagles And that's before you start on the insects, including tarantulas and electric blue morpho butterflies.
The winner of Product of the Year went to Harrod Horticutural for their clever Slot&Lock framework building system which enables gardeners to create super stable netting cages and support frames I also loved the Cacoon; a hanging callout space based on the tiny hanging nests of the Mexican weaver birds, though it's far from cheap at pounds 300.