warp

Definitions

  • Clamping up Boards to Prevent Warping
    Clamping up Boards to Prevent Warping
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v warp bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat "The highway buckled during the heat wave"
    • v warp make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    • n warp yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof
    • n warp a moral or mental distortion
    • n warp a shape distorted by twisting or folding
    • n warp a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the early 1800s, a French silk weaver called Joseph-Marie Jacquard invented a way of automatically controlling the warp and weft threads on a silk loom by recording patterns of holes in a string of cards.
    • Warp A premature casting of young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc.
    • Warp (Naut) A rope used in hauling or moving a vessel, usually with one end attached to an anchor, a post, or other fixed object; a towing line; a warping hawser.
    • Warp (Agric) A slimy substance deposited on land by tides, etc., by which a rich alluvial soil is formed.
    • Warp Four; esp., four herrings; a cast. See Cast n., 17.
    • Warp The state of being warped or twisted; as, the warp of a board.
    • Warp (Weaving) The threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and crossed by the woof.
    • Warp (Weaving) To arrange (yarns) on a warp beam.
    • Warp To cast prematurely, as young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc.
    • Warp To cast the young prematurely; to slink; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc.
    • Warp To fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave, like a flock of birds or insects. "A pitchy cloud
      Of locusts, warping on the eastern wind."
    • Warp (Agric) To let the tide or other water in upon (lowlying land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of warp, or slimy substance.
    • Warp (Rope Making) To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred, as yarns.
    • Warp To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to utter.
    • Warp (Naut) To tow or move, as a vessel, with a line, or warp, attached to a buoy, anchor, or other fixed object.
    • Warp To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or incline; to pervert. "This first avowed, nor folly warped my mind.""I have no private considerations to warp me in this controversy.""We are divested of all those passions which cloud the intellects, and warp the understandings, of men."
    • Warp to turn or incline from a straight, true, or proper course; to deviate; to swerve. "There is our commission,
      From which we would not have you warp ."
    • Warp To turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend out of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise. "The planks looked warped .""Walter warped his mouth at this
      To something so mock solemn, that I laughed."
    • Warp To turn, twist, or be twisted out of shape; esp., to be twisted or bent out of a flat plane; as, a board warps in seasoning or shrinking. "One of you will prove a shrunk panel, and, like green timber, warp warp .""They clamp one piece of wood to the end of another, to keep it from casting, or warping ."
    • Warp (Aëronautics) To twist the end surfaces of (an aërocurve in an airfoil) in order to restore or maintain equilibrium.
    • Warp To weave; to fabricate. "While doth he mischief warp ."
    • Warp (Weaving) To wind yarn off bobbins for forming the warp of a web; to wind a warp on a warp beam.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • warp To cast; throw; hurl.
    • warp To utter; ejaculate; enunciate; give utterance to.
    • warp To bring forth (young) prematurely: said of cattle, sheep, horses, etc.
    • warp In rope-making, to run (the yarn of the winches) into hauls to be tarred. See haul of yarn, under haul.
    • warp To weave; hence, in a figurative sense, to fabricate; plot.
    • warp To give a cast or twist to; turn or twist out of shape or out of straightness, as by unequal contraction, etc.; contort.
    • warp To turn aside from the true direction; cause to bend or incline; pervert.
    • warp Nautical, to move into some desired place or position by hauling on a rope or warp which has been fastened to something fixed, as a buoy, anchor, or other ship at or near that place or position: as, to warp a ship into harbor or to her berth.
    • warp In agriculture, to fertilize, as poor or barren land, by means of artificial inundation from rivers which hold large quantities of earthy matter, or warp (see warp, n., 4), in suspension. The operation, which consists in inclosing a body or sheet of water till the sediment it holds in suspension has been deposited, can be carried out only on flat low-lying tracts which may be readily submerged. This system was first systematically practised in Great Britain on the banks of the Trent, Ouse, and other rivers which empty into the estuary of the Humber.
    • warp To change.
    • warp To turn, twist, or be twisted out of straightness or the proper shape.
    • warp To turn or incline from a straight, true, or proper course; deviate; swerve.
    • warp To change for the worse; turn in a wrong direction.
    • warp To weave; hence, to plot.
    • warp To fly with a twisting or bending to this side and that; deflect the course of flight; turn about in flying, as birds or insects.
    • warp To wind yarn off bobbins, to form the warp of a web. See the quotation.
    • warp To slink; cast the young prematurely, as cows.
    • warp Nautical, to work forward by means of a rope fastened to something fixed, as in moving from one berth to another in a harbor, or in making one's way out of a harbor in a calm, or against a contrary wind.
    • n warp A throw; a cast.
    • n warp Hence, a cast of herrings, haddocks, or other fish; four, as a tale of counting fish.
    • n warp A cast lamb, kid, calf, foal, or the like; the young of an animal when brought forth prematurely.
    • n warp The sediment which subsides from turbid water; the alluvial deposit of muddy water artificially introduced into low lands in order to enrich or fertilize them. The term warp is some-times applied to tidal alluvium. “The Humber warp is a marine and estuarine silt and clay, which occurs above the Peat beds.” (Woodward.) As the word is used by J. Trimmer, it has nearly the same meaning as surface-soil. The word is rarely, if ever, used in the United States as meaning a sedimentary deposit.
    • n warp A cast or twist; the twist or bending which occurs in wood in drying; the state of having a cast, or of being warped or twisted.
    • n warp The threads which are extended lengthwise in a loom, and across which the woof is thrown in the process of weaving.
    • n warp Nautical, a rope, smaller than a cable, used in towing, or in moving a ship by attachment to something fixed; a towing-line.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Warp wawrp to turn: to twist out of shape: to turn from the right course: to pervert: to move a vessel by hauling on warps or ropes attached to buoys, other ships, anchors, &c.: to improve land by distributing on it, by means of embankments, canals, flood-gates, &c., the alluvial mud brought down by rivers:
    • v.i Warp to be twisted out of a straight direction: to bend: to swerve: to move with a bending motion
    • n Warp alluvial sediment: the threads stretched out lengthwise in a loom to be crossed by a woof: a rope used in towing
    • v.t Warp wawrp (rare) to change
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. warpen,; fr. Icel. varpa, to throw, cast, varp, a casting, fr. verpa, to throw; akin to Dan. varpe, to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan, to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. waírpan,; cf. Skr. vṛj, to twist. √144. Cf. Wrap
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. weorpan, werpan; Ger. werfen, to cast; conn. with Ice. varpa, to throw—varp, a casting, a throw with a net.

Usage

In literature:

At one side stand the warps, very tall and interesting to see, with their lines of delicate filament and high tiers of bobbins.
"Making Both Ends Meet" by Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
This was not the moral law to which Kant appealed, for this is a part of the warp and woof of nature.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
Commercial value: The wood is heavy and hard but coarse grained and liable to check and warp.
"Studies of Trees" by Jacob Joshua Levison
The vessel was slowly warped ahead.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
Uplift, warping and degradation to Tertiary baselevel; deposition of Pamunkey and Chesapeake.
"History and Comprehensive Description of Loudoun County, Virginia" by James W. Head
Sometimes you will find one key warped so that it rubs on the next, in which case, plane off a slight shaving to free it.
"Piano Tuning" by J. Cree Fischer
It has been warped through some cause which is none of my business.
"Bob Hampton of Placer" by Randall Parrish
The warp hangs vertically before her, and (excepting in a case to be mentioned) she weaves from below upwards.
"Navajo weavers" by Washington Matthews
Above this the superstructure, like the bar of Mick Kennedy's resort, was of warping cottonwood.
"Ben Blair" by Will Lillibridge
This Capitalist Press has come at last to warp all judgment.
"The Free Press" by Hilaire Belloc
The other two groups make up the shuttle threads, running crosswise, being woven into the warp.
"Quiet Talks on Following the Christ" by S. D. Gordon
You get the trawl warp ready, and we'll either tow him or steer him.
"The Chequers" by James Runciman
A warp frame with four lighter sticks forming a square was fastened within the larger frame.
"I Married a Ranger" by Dama Margaret Smith
You know that I don't intend to let a memory warp my life.
"Franklin Kane" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
As the flames spread, the planking warped, and fell.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
Draw it snugly and pin seam on straight of material with warp thread.
"Make Your Own Hats" by Gene Allen Martin
Vine branches spring from the warp, and the purple lends its splendor to the tinted grapes.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Never attempt to adjust the angle by warping the main spar.
"The Aeroplane Speaks" by H. Barber
I always start a sheet or two of copper warping past.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
The mill owners and managers came first, bringing strong warp threads for the Life.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
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In poetry:

Glitt'ring lances are the loom,
Where the dusky warp we strain,
Weaving many a soldier's doom,
Orkney's woe, and Randver's bane.
"The Fatal Sisters: An Ode" by Thomas Gray
``Her cheek is as creamy as milk in June,
And the winds nor chap nor warp it;
We dance, with the blackbird to give the tune,
And with primroses for carpet.
"An April Fool" by Alfred Austin
This web of human life, so interwrought,
With warp and woof and colours rarely sought;
We see it being woven and in our heart
There lives the hunger of all eager thought.
"Omar Khayyam" by Alexander Anderson
December, all thy aspects have their charm;
The sky o'ercast, the sweeping rack, the calm
And cloudless day, when reeling midges warp
In sunny nook ; yea, even the raving storm.
"British Georgics. December" by James Grahame
Let it climb there clean in the day-rise, taking
The way and warp of its time. Give it the eyes
Of all men seeking quiet these days
And let its voice be frantic with their cries.
"For 1939" by Paul Engle
Burns—Nature's noblest, brightest, dearest son—
Large, loving heart, and independent mind
Were his—not to be bought, or warped, but won
To love and sympathy for all mankind.
"Centenary Poem" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Satellite confirms that we live in a space-time warp.
Warp and Weft Brings Winning FIT Student Designs to ICFF June 05, 2012.
New York-based Warp & Weft announced the results of Contemporary Creations: A Rug Design Competition at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) 2012.
Brian Eno and Rick Holland Sounds Alien Drums between the Bells Warp.
What If NASA Could Figure Out the Math of a Workable Warp Drive.
Nate Berkus's Time Warp Makeovers.
This past year has flown by in warp speed.
To defense attorneys, those words amounted to the first sign of a mind gone warped — one driven to kill by antidepressant medication and alcohol.
Headlining consistently and being featured on Vans Warped Tour 2 years in a row, the band is obviously in high demand in many territories.
The face of the magazine that warped a generation.
The first wave of bands for the 2013 Vans Warped Tour have been announced, and early bird tickets are on sale for its June 26 stop at NMSU's Practice Field.
" Beehive ," a revue of female-vocalist pop hits from the 1960s, hit me with two shots of time warp while proving it has improved with age.
Mick Jagger on 'SNL,' Warped Tour, Bob Marley .
'No Room for Rockstars' Warped Tour documentary on DVD.
The people of Warped Tour 2012.
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In science:

We will present a consistency condition on warped compactifications.
Fine-Tuning of the Cosmological Constant in Brane Worlds
This implies that one is looking for warped compactifications.
Fine-Tuning of the Cosmological Constant in Brane Worlds
This is the static solution found in and also, in the context of warped solutions, in .
On the SO(2,1) symmetry in General Relativity
The couplings are controlled by appropriate warp factors arising from ξ .
Parity violation in four and higher dimensional spacetime with torsion
More precisely, AdS is regarded conveniently as a warped product of Minkowski space-time with R+ (whose coordinate we call z > 0).
Generalized free fields and the AdS-CFT correspondence
Since the disk of NGC 2915 may be warped (Meurer et al. 1996), the m = 1 component of the depro jected velocity field is not a suitable constraint for the simulations, and we will rather focus on the m = 3 component.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
Its derivation assumed an expansion in the small “parameter” flin – the warp-factor – and kept all terms linear in flin .
Enlarging the Parameter Space of Heterotic M-Theory Flux Compactifications to Phenomenological Viability
M-theory relation between warp-factors and flux (2.7) reproduces the analogous one of the weakly coupled heterotic string with torsion .
Enlarging the Parameter Space of Heterotic M-Theory Flux Compactifications to Phenomenological Viability
CY metric such that there are no warp-factors present in the contractions.
Enlarging the Parameter Space of Heterotic M-Theory Flux Compactifications to Phenomenological Viability
Sv because also the first derivative of the non-linear warp-factor diverges here.
Enlarging the Parameter Space of Heterotic M-Theory Flux Compactifications to Phenomenological Viability
Consequently R involving the second derivative of the warp-factor receives a delta-function contribution.
Enlarging the Parameter Space of Heterotic M-Theory Flux Compactifications to Phenomenological Viability
Krause, Heterotic M-Theory, Warped Geometry and the Cosmological Constant Problem, Fortschr.
Enlarging the Parameter Space of Heterotic M-Theory Flux Compactifications to Phenomenological Viability
Time Warps, String Edits, and Macromolecules: the Theory and Practice of Sequence Comparisons.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
Higgs model, realized as a 5-dimensional warped compactification.
The Minimal Composite Higgs Model and Electroweak Precision Tests
We derive four-dimensional effective theories for warped compactification of the tendimensional IIB supergravity.
Moduli Instability in Warped Compactification
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