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woof 1

 (wo͝of, wo͞of)
n.
1. The threads that run crosswise in a woven fabric, at right angles to the warp threads; weft.
2. The texture of a fabric.

[Alteration (influenced by warp) of Middle English oof, from Old English ōwef : ō-, on, on; see on + wefan, to weave; see webh- in Indo-European roots.]

woof 2

 (wo͝of)
n.
1. The characteristically deep, gruff bark of a dog.
2. A sound similar to a woof.
intr.v. woofed, woof·ing, woofs
To make this sound.

[Imitative.]

woof

(wuːf)
n
1. (Textiles) the crosswise yarns that fill the warp yarns in weaving; weft
2. (Textiles) a woven fabric or its texture
[Old English ōwef, from ō-, perhaps from on, + wef web (see weave); modern form influenced by warp]

woof

(wʊf)
interj
an imitation of the bark or growl of a dog
vb
(Zoology) (intr) (of dogs) to bark or growl

woof1

(wʊf, wuf)

n.
2. texture; fabric.
[before 900; Middle English oof, owf, Old English ōwef, āwef (compare gewef) <ō-, ā- a-3 + wef (akin to web); modern w- from weft, warp, weave, etc.]

woof2

(wʊf)

n.
1. the bark of a dog, esp. when low-pitched.
v.i.
2. to make this sound.

woof


Past participle: woofed
Gerund: woofing

Imperative
woof
woof
Present
I woof
you woof
he/she/it woofs
we woof
you woof
they woof
Preterite
I woofed
you woofed
he/she/it woofed
we woofed
you woofed
they woofed
Present Continuous
I am woofing
you are woofing
he/she/it is woofing
we are woofing
you are woofing
they are woofing
Present Perfect
I have woofed
you have woofed
he/she/it has woofed
we have woofed
you have woofed
they have woofed
Past Continuous
I was woofing
you were woofing
he/she/it was woofing
we were woofing
you were woofing
they were woofing
Past Perfect
I had woofed
you had woofed
he/she/it had woofed
we had woofed
you had woofed
they had woofed
Future
I will woof
you will woof
he/she/it will woof
we will woof
you will woof
they will woof
Future Perfect
I will have woofed
you will have woofed
he/she/it will have woofed
we will have woofed
you will have woofed
they will have woofed
Future Continuous
I will be woofing
you will be woofing
he/she/it will be woofing
we will be woofing
you will be woofing
they will be woofing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been woofing
you have been woofing
he/she/it has been woofing
we have been woofing
you have been woofing
they have been woofing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been woofing
you will have been woofing
he/she/it will have been woofing
we will have been woofing
you will have been woofing
they will have been woofing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been woofing
you had been woofing
he/she/it had been woofing
we had been woofing
you had been woofing
they had been woofing
Conditional
I would woof
you would woof
he/she/it would woof
we would woof
you would woof
they would woof
Past Conditional
I would have woofed
you would have woofed
he/she/it would have woofed
we would have woofed
you would have woofed
they would have woofed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.woof - the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weavingwoof - the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
thread, yarn - a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
weave - pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
Translations
haf
auh
hauhaukkuakudevuh
waf

woof

1 [wʊf]
A. N (= bark) → ladrido m
B. EXCL¡guau!
C. VIladrar

woof

2 [wuːf] N (Textiles) → trama f

woof

[ˈwuːf ˈwʊf]
n [dog] → aboiement m
exclouah
woof, woof! → ouah, ouah!
viaboyer

woof

1
n (Tex) → Schuss m

woof

2
n (of dog)Wuff nt
vikläffen; woof, woof!wau, wau!, wuff, wuff!

woof

1 [wʊf]
1. n (of dog) → bau bau m
2. viabbaiare
woof, woof! → bau bau!

woof

2 [wʊf] n (Textiles) → trama
References in classic literature ?
As I kept passing and repassing the filling or woof of marline between the long yarns of the warp, using my own hand for the shuttle, and as Queequeg, standing sideways, ever and anon slid his heavy oaken sword between the threads, and idly looking off upon the water, carelessly and unthinkingly drove home every yarn: I say so strange a dreaminess did there then reign all over the ship and all over the sea, only broken by the intermitting dull sound of the sword, that it seemed as if this were the Loom of Time, and I myself were a shuttle mechanically weaving and weaving away at the Fates.
But as if this vast local power in the tendinous tail were not enough, the whole bulk of the leviathan is knit over with a warp and woof of muscular fibres and filaments, which passing on either side the loins and running down into the flukes, insensibly blend with them, and largely contribute to their might; so that in the tail the confluent measureless force of the whole whale seems concentrated to a point.
Or am I mad, my father, and did I weave these visions from the woof of my madness?
Like a woof of jasper strands the corn unfolds, Field upon field beyond the quiet wolds; The late-blown rush flaunts in the dusk serene Her netted sash and slender skirt of green.
The course was set out for them from the starting-post, and the son of Oileus took the lead at once, with Ulysses as close behind him as the shuttle is to a woman's bosom when she throws the woof across the warp and holds it close up to her; even so close behind him was Ulysses--treading in his footprints before the dust could settle there, and Ajax could feel his breath on the back of his head as he ran swiftly on.
Such, in two words, was the woof of petty interests and petty conspiracies which united Blois with Orleans and Orleans with Paris; and which was about to bring into the last named city, where she was to produce so great a revolution, the poor little La Valliere, who was far from suspecting, as she returned joyfully, leaning on the arm of her mother, for what a strange future she was reserved.
They lay far deeper, in the very warp and woof of her nature.
He has also neglected in that treatise to point out how the governors are to be distinguished from the governed; for he says, that as of one sort of wool the warp ought to be made, and of another the woof, so ought some to govern, and others to be governed.
One says, "Of the beauty of the scene I can not say enough," and then proceeds to cover up with a woof of glittering sentences a thing which, when stripped for inspection, proves to be only an unobtrusive basin of water, some mountainous desolation, and one tree.
I began to employ in my own work the archaic words that I fancied most, which was futile and foolish enough, and I formed a preference for the simpler Anglo-Saxon woof of our speech, which was not so bad.
It was the sole remaining thread of the ancient woof of a dawning culture which had been woven when Caprona was a fiery mount upon a great land-mass teeming with life.
Toby was not a casuist--that he knew of, at least--and I don't mean to say that when he began to take to the Bells, and to knit up his first rough acquaintance with them into something of a closer and more delicate woof, he passed through these considerations one by one, or held any formal review or great field-day in his thoughts.