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weave

 (wēv)
v. wove (wōv), wo·ven (wō′vən), weav·ing, weaves
v.tr.
1.
a. To make (cloth) by interlacing the threads of the weft and the warp on a loom.
b. To interlace (threads, for example) into cloth.
2. To construct by interlacing or interweaving strips or strands of material: weave a basket.
3.
a. To interweave or combine (elements) into a complex whole: wove the incidents into a story.
b. To contrive (something complex or elaborate) in this way: weave a tale.
4. To introduce (another element) into a complex whole; work in: wove folk tunes into the symphony.
5. To attach hair extensions to (hair).
6. To spin (a web, for example).
7. past tense & past participle often weaved To make (a path or way) by winding in and out or from side to side: weaved our way through the heavy traffic.
v.intr.
1.
a. To engage in weaving; make cloth.
b. To work at a loom.
2. past tense and past participle often weaved To move in and out or sway from side to side.
n.
1. The pattern, method of weaving, or construction of a fabric: a twill weave; a loose weave.
2. A hairstyle in which hair extensions are attached to existing strands of hair.

[Middle English weven, from Old English wefan; see webh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weaving - creating fabricweaving - creating fabric      
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
netting - creating nets
Translations

weaving

[ˈwiːvɪŋ]
A. Ntejido m
basket weavingcestería f
B. CPD weaving machine Ntelar m
weaving mill Ntejeduría f

weaving

[ˈwiːvɪŋ] ntissage m

weaving

nWeberei f; (as craft) → Webkunst f

weaving

[ˈwiːvɪŋ] ntessitura
References in classic literature ?
All the clothing that was to be had in the stores was made of cotton and shoddy, which is made by tearing old clothes to pieces and weaving the fiber again.
I did not perceive that they were weaving or spinning.
Wherefore I diligently pretended, unto this and that and the other one, that your power against the sun could not reach its full until the morrow; and so if any would save the sun and the world, you must be slain to-day, while your enchantments are but in the weaving and lack potency.
Then the preacher begun to preach, and begun in earnest, too; and went weaving first to one side of the platform and then the other, and then a-leaning down over the front of it, with his arms and his body going all the time, and shouting his words out with all his might; and every now and then he would hold up his Bible and spread it open, and kind of pass it around this way and that, shouting, "It's the brazen serpent in the wilderness
The shoemaking and mending, the blacksmithing, cartwrighting, coopering, weaving, and grain-grind- ing, were all performed by the slaves on the home plantation.
Ever busily winding the golden thread that bound them all together, weaving the service of her happy influence through the tissue of all their lives, and making it predominate nowhere, Lucie heard in the echoes of years none but friendly and soothing sounds.
The shepherd himself, though he had good reason to believe that the bag held nothing but flaxen thread, or else the long rolls of strong linen spun from that thread, was not quite sure that this trade of weaving, indispensable though it was, could be carried on entirely without the help of the Evil One.
So Umslopogaas and Nada came to the glen where the child-slayer lived, and sat down by a pool of water not far from the mouth of her cave, weaving flowers into a garland.
He turned twice or thrice in a big circle, weaving his head from right to left.
The Emperor soon sent another worthy statesman to see how the weaving was getting on, and whether the cloth would soon be finished.
They are weaving a web of talk that changes into a new pattern every minute.
It was not said to one dull or deaf, but to one who enjoyed burning them more than weaving the broadest and finest web that could be; and seizing about eight at a time, she flung them out of the window.