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v. wove (esp. for 5,9 ) weaved; wo•ven wove; weav•ing; v.t.
- 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."
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.
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'.
Past participle: weaved/woven
|Noun||1.||weave - 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"
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
warp - yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof
|Verb||1.||weave - interlace by or as if by weaving |
plait - weave into plaits; "plait hair"
inweave - weave together into a fabric or design
shoot - variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors; "shoot cloth"
tinsel - interweave with tinsel; "tinseled velvet"
unweave - undo strands that have been woven together
|2.||weave - create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles"|
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
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"
twill - weave diagonal lines into (textiles)
|3.||weave - sway to and fro|
|4.||weave - 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[wiːv] (wove (vb: pt) (woven (pp)))
he wove a story round these experiences → urdió una historia con estas experiencias
he wove these details into the story → entretejó or intercaló estos detalles en el cuento
he weaves from side to side, trying to dodge his opponent → va zigzagueando or se mueve de lado a lado intentando esquivar a su rival
the motorbike was weaving in and out of the traffic → la motocicleta zigzagueaba or se abría paso entre los coches
the road weaves about a lot → el 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)
weavevb: pret <wove>, ptp <woven>
weave[wiːv] (wove (pp: pt) (woven (pp)))
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