weaver

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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
References in classic literature ?
Give a woman an old wife's tale and a weaver-bird a leaf and a thread', they will weave wonderful things,' said the Sikh.