weaving

Definitions

  • Two Women Weaving Linen at a Horizantal Loom
    Two Women Weaving Linen at a Horizantal Loom
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n weaving creating fabric
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Spinning thread or yarn and weaving cloth were endless chores for the women living in the small wilderness settlement. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) Spinning thread or yarn and weaving cloth were endless chores for the women living in the small wilderness...
Euryalus' mother, distraught, abandons her weaving Euryalus' mother, distraught, abandons her weaving

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is recorded that the Babylonians were making soap around 2800 B.C. and that it was known to the Phoenicians around 600 B.C. These early references to soap and soap making were for the use of soap in the cleaning of textile fibers such as wool and cotton in preparation for weaving into cloth.
    • Weaving (Far) An incessant motion of a horse's head, neck, and body, from side to side, fancied to resemble the motion of a hand weaver in throwing the shuttle.
    • Weaving The act of one who, or that which, weaves; the act or art of forming cloth in a loom by the union or intertexture of threads.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n weaving The act of one who or that which weaves; specifically, the act or art of producing cloth or other textile fabrics by means of a loom from the combination of threads or filaments. In weaving all kinds of fabrics, whether plain or figured, one system of threads, called the woof or weft, is made to pass alternately under and over another system of threads, called the warp, web, or chain. The essential operations are the successive raisins of certain threads of the warp and the depression of others, so as to form a shed for the passage of the weft-yarn, which is then beaten up by means of a lathe or batten. Weaving is performed by the hand in what are called hand-looms, or by steam-power in what are called power-looms, but the general arrangements for both are to a certain extent the same. (See loom.) Weaving, in the most general sense of the term, comprehends not only the manufacture of those textile fabrics which are prepared in the loom, but also that of network, lacework, etc. See cut under shuttle.
    • n weaving In the manège, the action of a horse that weaves, or moves the body from side to side.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Weaving the act or art of forming a web or cloth by the intersecting of two distinct sets of fibres, threads, or yarns—those passing longitudinally from end to end of the web forming the warp, those crossing and intersecting the warp at right angles forming the weft
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Quotations

  • Sir Walter Scott
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    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”
  • Proverb
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    “Weave in faith and God will find the thread.”
  • Horace Mann
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    “Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
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    “Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators.”
  • Theodore L. Cuyler
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    “You may not be able to leave your children a great inheritance, but day by day, you may be weaving coats for them which they will wear for all eternity.”
  • James Russell Lowell
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    “The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wefan; Ice. vefa, Ger. weben; cog. with Gr. huppē, a web, huphainein, to weave.

Usage

In literature:

I think the weaving arrangements were quite the most rude I have ever seen.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
The increase of weaving and other handicrafts produced more wealth and trade.
"An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England" by Edward Potts Cheyney
His weaves wore well, but they wore out.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
The latter, although financially not yet a success, is of great value in teaching the girls how to weave.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
My eldest sister learned to spin and weave.
"Charles Carleton Coffin" by William Elliot Griffis
The oldest Bulgarian industry is weaving, which has existed from ancient times as a home industry.
"Bulgaria" by Frank Fox
It's lots more fun than book studying or weaving baskets.
"'Smiles'" by Eliot H. Robinson
He was subsequently employed, during a period of nearly twenty years, in the large weaving-factory of Gordon, Barron, & Co.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
It is not necessary in weaving, but a convenience and help in preparing to weave.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Even now, however, the actual weaving had to be done by hand.
"Socialism" by John Spargo
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In poetry:

Lovingly, longingly,
Labors without rest
Every happy cornstalk,
Weaving at its breast
Such a cozy cradle
For the coming guest.
"The Weavers" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
“And I shall weave of them a crown,
And at the well-head launch it free,
That so the brook may float it down,
And out to sea.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
O'er the brooding Summer
A green hush clings,
Save the sound of weaving
Wee, soft things:
Everywhere a mother
Weaves and sings.
"The Weavers" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
Horror covers all the heath,
Clouds of carnage blot the sun.
Sisters, weave the web of death;
Sisters, cease, the work is done.
"The Fatal Sisters: An Ode" by Thomas Gray
The winds are whistling o'er the wolds,
The distant main is moaning low;
Come, let us sit and weave a song—
A melancholy song!
"The Shipwrecked Solitary's Song To The Night" by Henry Kirke White
Then April, with her sister May,
Shall chase him from the bow'rs,
And weave fresh garlands ev'ry day,
To crown the smiling hours.
"To The Rev. Mr. Newton : An Invitation Into The Country" by William Cowper

In news:

A weaving together of minds, machines, and mathematics .
While there are many ways to weave emotion into music, two of the simplest are tempo and key.
Here, Betty Sullivan, of Warner Robins, weaves a chair with corn shucks in 2008.
Itema Weaving's Maestro Weft Monitoring System uses a special software-controlled weft detector that interacts with the loom's electronics for efficient handling of weft selection malfunctions.
Weave, Wobble and Roll: Feather Bowling.
Hugo Weaving to pursue ' Wolfman '.
Weaving, best known for his appearances in "The Matrix" movies, will play Det.
Washougal's fabric-weaving factory plans tours, parade, live music, more.
The company's largest wool -weaving mill.
Minnesota man weaving, running into rink boards.
There is a market for everything, and apparently there is a market for stolen hair weaves.
American Public Media's Marketplace reported on hair weave thieves this summer.
Genetics firm weaves history and DNA for predicting diseases.
"J. Edgar": Rich Script, Masterful Acting Weave Dense Historical Tale.
Hair weave a hot item for thieves.
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In science:

Intuitively, the factors of the Planck length in (4.7) and (4.10) force each loop in the weave to contribute a Planck unit to the eigenvalue of the two geometrical observables.
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As we noted already, a given 3-geometry can lead to distinct weave states; our construction only serves to make the existence of such states explicit.
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Thus, it is easy to obtain a 2-parameter family of weave states, parametrized by r and a.
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Let me conclude the discussion on weaves with two remarks.
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First, it is not difficult to extend the above construction to obtain weave states for curved metrics gab which are slowly varying with respect to a flat metric hab .
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