• Two Women Weaving Linen at a Horizantal Loom
    Two Women Weaving Linen at a Horizantal Loom
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v weave interlace by or as if by weaving
    • v weave create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton "tissue textiles"
    • v weave sway to and fro
    • v 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"
    • n weave pattern of weaving or structure of a 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.
    • n Weave A particular method or pattern of weaving; as, the cassimere weave .
    • Weave To become woven or interwoven.
    • Weave To form, as cloth, by interlacing threads; to compose, as a texture of any kind, by putting together textile materials; as, to weave broadcloth; to weave a carpet; hence, to form into a fabric; to compose; to fabricate; as, to weave the plot of a story. "When she weaved the sleided silk.""Her starry wreaths the virgin jasmin weaves ."
    • Weave To practice weaving; to work with a loom.
    • Weave To unite, as threads of any kind, in such a manner as to form a texture; to entwine or interlace into a fabric; as, to weave wool, silk, etc.; hence, to unite by close connection or intermixture; to unite intimately. "This weaves itself, perforce, into my business.""That in their green shops weave the smooth-haired silk
      To deck her sons."
      "And for these words, thus woven into song."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • weave To form by interlacing flexible parts, such as threads, yarns, filaments, or strips of different materials. See weaving.
    • weave To form a texture from; interlace or entwine into a fabric.
    • weave To entwine; unite by intermixture or close connection; insert by or as by weaving.
    • weave To inclose by weaving something about.
    • weave To contrive, fabricate, or construct with de sign or elaborate care: as, to weave a plot.
    • weave To practise weaving; work with a loom.
    • weave To become woven or interwoven.
    • weave In the manège, to make a motion of the head, neck, and body from side to side like the shuttle of a weaver: said of a horse.
    • n weave The act or a style of weaving.
    • weave To shake; cause to waver; wave; brandish; toss; waft.
    • weave To move; cause to move.
    • weave To wave; waver; float about.
    • weave To move; go.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Weave wēv to twine threads together: to unite threads in a loom to form cloth: to work into a fabric: to unite by intermixture: to construct, contrive
    • v.i Weave to practise weaving:—pa.t. wōve, (rarely) weaved; pa.p. wōv′en
    • v.t., v.i Weave wēv (Spens.) waved, floated.
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  • Sir Walter Scott
    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”
  • Proverb
    “Weave in faith and God will find the thread.”
  • Horace Mann
    “Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators.”
  • Theodore L. Cuyler
    Theodore L. Cuyler
    “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
    “The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. weven, AS. wefan,; akin to D. weven, G. weben, OHG. weban, Icel. vefa, Sw. väfva, Dan. væve, Gr. "yfai`nein, v., "y`fos web, Skr. ūrṇavābhi, spider, lit., wool weaver. Cf. Waper Waffle Web Weevil Weft Woof


In literature:

The girl sat weaving her fingers together.
"Old Ebenezer" by Opie Read
Lyons was to weave silk, Auvergne to make lace, and Paris fancy articles.
"The Conquest of Bread" by Peter Kropotkin
My mother earns a little by weaving, and I am too small to find anything.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
Weaving them was quite a business, and numbers of women were experts at it.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
His picture now appeared everywhere and all sorts of writers began to weave marvellous stories of his achievements.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
The weaving of the basket was a marvel of bands of buttonholed material, which stood out in appropriate thickness.
"The Development of Embroidery in America" by Candace Wheeler
The Mystic had to discover how the creative human mind comes to weave such a story.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
The native process of weaving is slow and the weavers are very poor.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
He was weaving the net to take fishes when he saw them coming from four directions.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Gyda was standing near, weaving a rich cloak.
"Viking Tales" by Jennie Hall

In poetry:

Patiently, hopefully,
Early, late,
How the wizard fingers
Weave with Fate
For the naked youngling
Crying at the Gate!
"The Weavers" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
First to weave for Earth a chaplet
To crown her dear old head;
And to beautify the pathway
Where winter still did tread.
"The Crocuses" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Dear is the morning gale of spring,
And dear th' autumnal eve;
But few delights can summer bring
A Poet's crown to weave.
"St. Philip And St. James" by John Keble
All the flowers cannot weave
A garland worthy of your hair,
Not a bird in the four winds
Can sing of you that is so fair.
""All The Words In All The World"" by Richard Le Gallienne
Bring flowers for the maiden gay,
Bring flowers rich and rare,
And weave the buds of brightest hue
Among her waving hair.
"Flowers" by William James Jones
Dewdrops and the morning sun,
Weave your garments fair and bright,
And we welcome you to-day
As the children of the light.
"Dandelions" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

In news:

GREGORY CHOOSES not to weave one grand narrative that tells this sorry tale.
British indie-pop outfit Alt -J weaves their way through a flowing, expressive set of tunes in front of a live audience at the Triple Door in Seattle.
The First Avenger trailer starring Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Hayley Atwell and Samuel L Jackson.
A weaving together of minds, machines, and mathematics.
Two Athens women lost hair weaves and one suffered a bite on one of her breasts during a fight Sunday afternoon at a home on the county's east side.
What a ' bizarre ' Webb former Marysville man weaves.
Byrne , Weaving, Otto join 'Turning'.
Rose Byrne , Hugo Weaving and Miranda Otto Join 'The Turning'.
Technology weaves its way through a 6,000-square-foot log cabin .
Weave Specials for Weave Caps and Sew-Ins offered on Tuesday and Wednesday only.
PROJECT Trio weaves rock, hip-hop into classical compositions.
CIA 'hero' weaves complicated story.
Driver weaves across traffic on Clark and Liberty Expressway ramps.
'Weaving' Carpets With Pasta, Pine Cones And Plastic Forks.
Jay Leutze weaves a compelling David-and-Goliath story of conservation and grassroots activism in "Stand Up That Mountain".

In science:

Another representative example is the study of the physics of “weave states of spacetime geometry”.
Quantum-Gravity Phenomenology: Status and Prospects
Gabora, L. (2000). Conceptual closure: Weaving memories into an interconnected worldview.
Recognizability of Individual Creative Style Within and Across Domains: Preliminary Studies
Weaving of the classical strand of invariants “invclassic” 3.4.
Resolution of singularities of an idealistic filtration in dimension 3 after Benito-Villamayor
Weaving of the new strand of invariants “invnew ” 4.4.
Resolution of singularities of an idealistic filtration in dimension 3 after Benito-Villamayor
In §3.3, we present the inductive structure explained in §3.2 in terms of weaving the strand of invariants “invclassic”.
Resolution of singularities of an idealistic filtration in dimension 3 after Benito-Villamayor