- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
WEAVE, verb transitive preterit tense wove; participle passive woven, wove. The regular form, weaved, is rarely or never used. [G., Gr.]
1. To unite threads of any kind in such a manner as to form cloth. This is done by crossing the threads by means of a shuttle. The modes of weaving, and the kinds of texture, are various. The threads first laid in length are called the warp; those which cross them in the direction of the breadth, are called the weft or woof.
2. To unite any thing flexible; as, to weave twigs.
3. To unite by intermixture or close connection; as a form of religion woven into the civil government.
4. To interpose; to insert.
This weaves itself perforce into my business.
WEAVE, verb intransitive To practice weaving; to work with a loom.
1. One who weaves; one whose occupation is to weave.
2. The common name of the genus Ploceus, of several species, natives of Africa and the East Indies; so called because they construct curious and often pensile nests, by interweaving twigs and fibers.
WEAVER-FISH, noun A kind of fish, [Latin] [See Weever.]