Pronunciation: (wēv), [key]
—v., woveor (esp. for 5, 9) weaved; wo•venor wove; weav•ing;
1. to interlace (threads, yarns, strips, fibrous material, etc.) so as to form a fabric or material.
2. to form by interlacing threads, yarns, strands, or strips of some material: to weave a basket; to weave cloth.
3. to form by combining various elements or details into a connected whole: to weave a tale; to weave a plan.
4. to introduce as an element or detail into a connected whole (usually fol. by in or into): She wove an old folk melody into her latest musical composition.
5. to direct or move along in a winding or zigzag course; move from side to side, esp. to avoid obstructions: to weave one's way through traffic.
1. to form or construct something, as fabric, by interlacing threads, yarns, strips, etc.
2. to compose a connected whole by combining various elements or details.
3. to be or become formed or composed from the interlacing of materials or the combining of various elements: The yarn wove into a beautiful fabric.
4. to move or proceed in a winding course or from side to side: dancers weaving in time to the music.
a pattern of or method for interlacing yarns.
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