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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 Indo-European roots.]

weave

(wiːv)
vb, weaves, weaving, wove, weaved, woven or weaved
1. (Textiles) to form (a fabric) by interlacing (yarn, etc), esp on a loom
2. (Textiles) (tr) to make or construct by such a process: to weave a shawl.
3. (Crafts) (tr) to make or construct (an artefact, such as a basket) by interlacing (a pliable material, such as cane)
4. (Zoology) (of a spider) to make (a web)
5. (tr) to construct by combining separate elements into a whole
6. (tr; often foll by in, into, through, etc) to introduce: to weave factual details into a fiction.
7. to create (a way, etc) by moving from side to side: to weave through a crowd.
8. (Veterinary Science) (intr) vet science (of a stabled horse) to swing the head, neck, and body backwards and forwards
9. get weaving informal to hurry; start to do something
n
(Textiles) the method or pattern of weaving or the structure of a woven fabric
[Old English wefan; related to Old High German weban, Old Norse vefa, Greek hyphos, Sanskrit vābhis; compare web, weevil, wasp]
ˈweaving n

weave

(wiv)

v. wove (esp. for 5,9 ) weaved; wo•ven wove; weav•ing; v.t.
1. to interlace (threads, yarns, strips, fibrous material, etc.) so as to form a fabric or material.
2. to form by such interlacing: to weave a basket; to weave cloth.
3. (of a spider or larva) to spin (a web or cocoon).
4. to form by combining various elements or details into a connected whole: to weave a tale.
5. to introduce as an element into a connected whole (usu. fol. by in or into): to weave a folk song into a musical comedy.
6. to combine (two or more things) so as to form a whole.
7. to make or move by winding or zigzagging, esp. to avoid obstructions: to weave one's way across a crowded room.
v.i.
8. to form or construct something by interlacing materials or combining elements.
9. to move or proceed in a winding course or from side to side: a car weaving through traffic.
n.
10. a pattern of or method for interlacing yarns.
[before 900; Middle English weven, Old English wefan, c. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch weven, Old High German weban, Old Norse vefa; akin to web; (definitions 5,9) in part continuing Middle English weven to wander, move to and fro < Old Norse veifa (compare waif)]

weave

  • nettles - Got their name because people used to weave them into nets.
  • pretext - From Latin praetexere, "to disguise," from prae, "in front," and texere, "weave"—as something serving to conceal plans.
  • texture - Once referred to a woven fabric, from Latin texere, "to weave."
  • wasp - The insect traces back to an Indo-European root meaning "weave."

weave

When people weave cloth, they make it by crossing threads over and under each other using a machine called a loom. When you use weave with this meaning, its past tense is wove, not 'weaved'. Its past participle is woven.

They were famous for the brilliant patterns of cloth they wove.
'Broadloom' just means that the cloth was woven on a loom over 6 feet wide.

Weave has another meaning. If you weave your way somewhere, you keep changing direction while you go there, in order to avoid hitting things. When you use weave with this meaning, its past tense and past participle is weaved, not 'wove'.

A stout woman weaved her way along the edge of the pool.

weave


Past participle: weaved/woven
Gerund: weaving

Imperative
weave
weave
Present
I weave
you weave
he/she/it weaves
we weave
you weave
they weave
Preterite
I weaved/wove
you weaved/wove
he/she/it weaved/wove
we weaved/wove
you weaved/wove
they weaved/wove
Present Continuous
I am weaving
you are weaving
he/she/it is weaving
we are weaving
you are weaving
they are weaving
Present Perfect
I have weaved/woven
you have weaved/woven
he/she/it has weaved/woven
we have weaved/woven
you have weaved/woven
they have weaved/woven
Past Continuous
I was weaving
you were weaving
he/she/it was weaving
we were weaving
you were weaving
they were weaving
Past Perfect
I had weaved/woven
you had weaved/woven
he/she/it had weaved/woven
we had weaved/woven
you had weaved/woven
they had weaved/woven
Future
I will weave
you will weave
he/she/it will weave
we will weave
you will weave
they will weave
Future Perfect
I will have weaved/woven
you will have weaved/woven
he/she/it will have weaved/woven
we will have weaved/woven
you will have weaved/woven
they will have weaved/woven
Future Continuous
I will be weaving
you will be weaving
he/she/it will be weaving
we will be weaving
you will be weaving
they will be weaving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been weaving
you have been weaving
he/she/it has been weaving
we have been weaving
you have been weaving
they have been weaving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been weaving
you will have been weaving
he/she/it will have been weaving
we will have been weaving
you will have been weaving
they will have been weaving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been weaving
you had been weaving
he/she/it had been weaving
we had been weaving
you had been weaving
they had been weaving
Conditional
I would weave
you would weave
he/she/it would weave
we would weave
you would weave
they would weave
Past Conditional
I would have weaved/woven
you would have weaved/woven
he/she/it would have weaved/woven
we would have weaved/woven
you would have weaved/woven
they would have weaved/woven
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weave - pattern of weaving or structure of a fabricweave - pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
check - a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); "she wore a skirt with checks"
pattern, design, figure - a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
open weave - a weave in which warp threads never come together, leaving interstices in the fabric
plain weave, taffeta weave - a basic style of weave in which the weft and warp threads intertwine alternately to produce a checkerboard effect
satin weave - a weave in which the filling and warp threads intersect in such a way as to give a smooth compact surface with no distinguishable twill line
twill, twill weave - a weave used to produce the effect of parallel diagonal ribs
warp - yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof
weft, woof, filling, pick - the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
Verb1.weave - interlace by or as if by weavingweave - interlace by or as if by weaving  
distort, twine, twist - form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"
plait - weave into plaits; "plait hair"
inweave - weave together into a fabric or design
raddle, ruddle - twist or braid together, interlace
shoot - variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors; "shoot cloth"
tinsel - interweave with tinsel; "tinseled velvet"
pleach, braid - form or weave into a braid or braids; "braid hair"
unweave - undo strands that have been woven together
2.weave - create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cottonweave - create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles"
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
web, net - construct or form a web, as if by weaving
loom - weave on a loom; "materials loomed in Egypt"
brocade - weave a design into (textiles)
lace - do lacework; "The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral"
braid, plait, lace - make by braiding or interlacing; "lace a tablecloth"
twill - weave diagonal lines into (textiles)
3.weave - sway to and froweave - sway to and fro      
sway, swing - move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
4.weave - to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular courseweave - to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
snake - move along a winding path; "The army snaked through the jungle"
wander - go via an indirect route or at no set pace; "After dinner, we wandered into town"

weave

verb
1. knit, twist, intertwine, plait, unite, introduce, blend, incorporate, merge, mat, fuse, braid, entwine, intermingle, interlace She then weaves the fibres together to make the traditional Awatum basket.
2. zigzag, wind, move in and out, crisscross, weave your way The cyclists wove in and out of the traffic.
3. create, tell, recount, narrate, make, build, relate, make up, spin, construct, invent, put together, unfold, contrive, fabricate The author weaves a compelling tale of life in London during the war.
4. incorporate, work, include, mix, blend, integrate, merge, interlace She weaves imaginative elements into her poems.

weave

verb
1. To move back and forth or from side to side, as if about to fall:
2. To walk unsteadily:
3. To move or proceed on a repeatedly curving course:
Translations
يَتَمايَل، يَتَرَنَّحيُحيك، يَحْبِك، يَنْسِجيَرْوي قِصَّةً مُمْتِعَه
tkát
vævefortællesno sigspinde
kiemurrellakudoskutoamutkitella
szõsző
aka í hlykkjumsegja söguvefa, flétta
audėjasaustiregztivinguriuoti
cilpotizlocītieslīkumotsacerēt/izdomāt/stāstītu ast
spriadaťtkať
plestitkati
anlatmakdokumakörmekzikzak çizerek ilerlemek

weave

[wiːv] (wove (vb: pt) (woven (pp)))
A. Ntejido m
B. VT
1. (lit) [+ fabric, basket] → tejer
2. (fig) [+ story] → urdir
he wove a story round these experiencesurdió una historia con estas experiencias
he wove these details into the storyentretejó or intercaló estos detalles en el cuento
3. (weaved or wove (pt) (weaved or woven (pp))) (= zigzag) to weave one's way through the crowdabrirse paso entre la multitud
he weaved or wove his way to the bathroomfue hasta el baño haciendo eses
C. VI
1. (lit) → tejer
2. (weaved (pt, pp)) (fig) (= move in and out) → zigzaguear
he weaves from side to side, trying to dodge his opponentva zigzagueando or se mueve de lado a lado intentando esquivar a su rival
the motorbike was weaving in and out of the trafficla motocicleta zigzagueaba or se abría paso entre los coches
the road weaves about a lotel camino tiene muchas curvas, el camino serpentea mucho (liter)
to get weaving (o.f.) → poner manos a la obra
let's get weaving!¡pongamos manos a la obra!

weave

[ˈwiːv] [wove] (pt) [woven] (pp)
vt
[+ cloth, carpet] → tisser; [+ basket] → tresser
(= tell, create) [+ story] → tisser
vi
(= make cloth) → tisser
(fig) [weaved] (pt, pp)
to weave in and out of sth [+ traffic, lanes] → slalomer entre qch
to weave among sth [+ traffic] → se faufiler dans qch
They weaved expertly among the rush-hour traffic → Ils se faufilaient avec adresse dans la circulation des heures de pointe.
ntissage m
fabrics with a close weave → des étoffes au tissage serré

weave

vb: pret <wove>, ptp <woven>
n (= patterns of threads)Webart f; (= loosely/tightly etc woven fabric)Gewebe nt; material in a loose weaveStoff min einer lockeren Webart; you need a tighter weave for a skirtfür einen Rock braucht man ein festeres Gewebe
vt
thread, cloth etcweben (into zu); cane, flowers, garlandflechten (into zu); webspinnen; he wove the threads togetherer verwob die Fäden miteinander
(fig) plot, storyersinnen, erfinden; (= add into story etc) details, episodeeinflechten (→ into in +acc); he wove a romantic tale (a)round his experiences abroader spann seine Erlebnisse im Ausland zu einer romantischen Geschichte aus
pret also <weaved> (= wind) to weave one’s way through the traffic/to the frontsich durch den Verkehr fädeln or schlängeln/nach vorne (durch)schlängeln; the drunk weaved his way down the streetder Betrunkene torkelte die Straße hinunter
vi
(lit)weben
pret also <weaved> (= twist and turn)sich schlängeln; (drunk) → torkeln
(inf) to get weavingsich ranhalten (inf); to get weaving with somethingsich hinter etw (acc)klemmen (inf)

weave

[wiːv] (wove (pp: pt) (woven (pp)))
1. ntrama
2. vt (threads, basket) → intrecciare; (fabric) → tessere
he wove these details into the story → ha intrecciato nella storia questi dettagli
he wove a story round these experiences → ha intessuto una storia attorno a queste esperienze
3. vi (weaved (pt, pp)) → tessere (fig) (move in and out) → zigzagare
to weave in and out of the traffic → zigzagare nel traffico

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