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Past participle of weave.
Made by weaving: a finely woven rug.
Material or a fabric made by weaving.
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a past participle of weave
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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.
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.
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)]
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Adj.1.woven - made or constructed by interlacing threads or strips of material or other elements into a whole; "woven fabrics"; "woven baskets"; "the incidents woven into the story"; "folk songs woven into a symphony"
unwoven - not woven; "tapa cloth is an unwoven fabric made by pounding bark into a thin sheet"
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