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v. warped, warp·ing, warps
1. To turn or twist (wood, for example) out of shape; deform.
2. To alter from a normal, proper, or healthy state; twist or pervert: "He was ruthlessly vindictive and allowed personal grudges to warp his political perspective" (Julian E. Zelizer). See Synonyms at distort.
3. To arrange strands of yarn or thread lengthwise onto (a loom) in preparation for weaving.
4. Nautical To move (a vessel) by hauling on a line that is fastened to or around a piling, anchor, or pier.
1. To become bent or twisted out of shape: The wooden frame warped in the humidity.
2. To become altered from what is normal, proper, or healthy.
3. Nautical To move a vessel by hauling on a line that is fastened to or around a piling, anchor, or pier.
1. The state of being twisted or bent out of shape.
2. A distortion or twist, especially in a piece of wood.
3. A mental or moral twist, aberration, or deviation.
4. The threads that run lengthwise in a woven fabric, crossed at right angles to the woof.
5. Warp and woof.
6. Nautical A towline used in warping a vessel.

[Middle English werpen, from Old English weorpan, to throw away; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

warp′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.warping - a moral or mental distortion
deformation, distortion - a change for the worse


[ˈwɔːpɪŋ] N [of wood] → deformación f, alabeo m (Aer) → torsión f


nKrümmung f
References in periodicals archive ?
Wei: Growth estimates for warping functions and their geometric applications, Glasg.
Warping machines (direct and sectional warping) and creels.
Put a rubber band on the frame inside the front peg to hold the warp end during warping and to store the shuttle (tool on which the weft is wrapped so it can be passed through a shed [opening] in the warp) when weaving.