• WordNet 3.6
    • n weaver finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their elaborately woven nests
    • n weaver a craftsman who weaves cloth
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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.
    • Weaver (Zoöl) A weaver bird.
    • Weaver (Zoöl) An aquatic beetle of the genus Gyrinus. See Whirling.
    • Weaver One who weaves, or whose occupation is to weave. "Weavers of linen."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n weaver One who weaves; one whose occupation is weaving.
    • n weaver In ornithology, a weaver-bird.
    • n weaver In entomology:
    • n weaver A gyrinid beetle; a whirligig: so called from its intricate circlings and gyrations on the surface of the water. See whirligig, 4, and cut under Gyrinidæ.
    • n weaver A spinning-spider; a true araneid which weaves a web. Various groups of such spiders are distinguished by the form of their webs, as line-weavers, orb-weavers, tapestry-weavers, tube-weavers, tunnel-weavers, etc. See spider.
    • n weaver In ichthyology, same as weever.
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In literature:

At Beauvais, too, the weavers of arras were settled at the time of the Norman ravages.
"Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages" by Julia De Wolf Addison
Every bird-lover should make a point of watching a company of weaver-birds while these are constructing their nests.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
What I have said may serve as an answer to the desire made me by the Corporation of Weavers, that I would offer my notions to the public.
"The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. VII" by Jonathan Swift
The shouts of the farm people in the market-place at once brought the weavers to their windows and doors.
"More Tales of the Ridings" by Frederic Moorman
A female spirit who taught the women to weave, and who now presides over the looms and the weavers.
"The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Weaver said the right-hand path led to the northern branch of the Santa Maria, and the left to the southern.
"Captured by the Navajos" by Charles A. Curtis
He was the son of a weaver, but obtained a good education, taught school, and studied for the ministry.
"The Story of the Hymns and Tunes" by Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
An aunt of mine was head weaver on our plantation, and she bossed the other women weavers and spinners.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Most of the talking was done by Sandy Weaver.
"Judith of Blue Lake Ranch" by Jackson Gregory
My two sons, who are weavers too, they must go.
"Tom Slade with the Boys Over There" by Percy K. Fitzhugh

In poetry:

March, the lion-throated.
April the weaver
Of delicate blossoms,
And moulder of red buds--
"March" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Weavers! 'Tis your shrouds you're weaving,
Labourers! 'Tis your graves you ope;
Leave tyrants toil-deceiving!
Rise to freedom! Wake to hope!
"The Factory Town" by Ernest Jones
Throned on the rainbow, goddess Aphrodite,
Daughter of Zeus, wile-weaver, I beseech thee,
Neither with fears nor sorrows, O thou dread one,
Thrall my poor bosom;
"Aphrodite (From Sappho)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Why lingerest thou, filling with wandering fears
My lone love’s tired heart; her eyes with tears
For thoughts like sorrow for the vanished years?
Weaver of ill thoughts, when wilt thou be gone?
"The Two Sides Of The River" by William Morris
Without is a horror of hosts that fight,
That rest not, and cease not to kill,
The thunder of feet and the cry of the flight,
A slaughter weird and shrill;
Gray dreams are set in the weaver's sight,
The weaver is weaving still.
"The Weaver" by Archibald Lampman
And the weaver wove, and the good wife fled,
And the city was made a tomb,
And a flame that shook from the rocks overhead
Shone into that silent room,
And touched like a wide red kiss on the dead
Brown weaver slain by his loom.
"The Weaver" by Archibald Lampman

In news:

Taylor Weaver is surrounded by the other senior showman champions after she was named Showman of Showmen for the 2012 Hardin County Fair.
Looking on from left, are Jessie Allen, Caleb Haggett and Logan Weaver, all fourth graders.
Whidbey Weavers Guild puts on a show.
Woodland Weavers & Spinner Guild meeting.
Sigourney Weaver's Stately Role In 'Political Animals'.
In the new USA Network miniseries Political Animals, Sigourney Weaver plays smart, tough Secretary of State Elaine Barrish.
Comedy Directed by: Gary Winick Starring: Aaron Stanford, Sigourney Weaver, Bebe Neuwirth, John Ritter.
A tailor-made opportunity for India's weavers.
Ryan Dempster vs Jered Weaver.
The first game, at 7:05 pm tonight on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and TXA21, features Ryan Dempster against Jered Weaver.
Ryan Dempster is on the mound for the Rangers as Jered Weaver goes for the Angels.
Man arrested for Weaver's Department Store burglary.
The owner of Douglas J, Scott Weaver, is hoping to break ground on a business expansion at the corner of Hamilton and Okemos Roads.
Sheryl Weaver's tips for success.

In science:

SN II yields, as seen in the Woosley & Weaver (1995) yields.
Detailed Composition of Starts in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
Si/Fe and S/Fe ICM abundances vs. kT compared to those found in the Milky Way from Timmes, Woosley, & Weaver (1995).
Chemical Composition of the Intracluster Medium
Numerical modeling Our numerical modeling is based on KEPLER, a one-dimensional implicit hydrodynamics stellar evolution code (Weaver et al. 1978).
The Impact of Neutrino Magnetic Moments on the Evolution of Massive Stars
Weaver, The Mathematical Theory of Communication, University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1948; C.E.
Shannon entropies of the distributions of various electroencephalograms from epileptic humans
The top two panels in Figure 9 show snapshots of blast morphologies between two models, in which a non-rotating 15 M⊙ progenitors either evolved by Woosley and Weaver (1995) (left) or by Limongi et al. (1995) (right) was employed, respectively.
Multiple physical elements to determine the gravitational-wave signatures of core-collapse supernovae