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Weave \Weave\ (w[=e]v), v. t. [imp. Wove (w[=o]v); p. p. Woven (w[=o]v"'n), Wove; p. pr. & vb. n. Weaving. The regular imp. & p. p. Weaved (w[=e]vd), is rarely used.] [OE. weven, AS. wefan; akin to D. weven, G. weben, OHG. weban, Icel. vefa, Sw. v[aum]fva, Dan. v[ae]ve, Gr. "yfai`nein, v., "y`fos web, Skr. [=u]r[.n]av[=a]bhi spider, lit., wool weaver. Cf. Waper, Waffle, Web, Weevil, Weft, Woof.] [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] This weaves itself, perforce, into my business. --Shak. [1913 Webster] That in their green shops weave the smooth-haired silk To deck her sons. --Milton. [1913 Webster] And for these words, thus woven into song. --Byron. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] When she weaved the sleided silk. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Her starry wreaths the virgin jasmin weaves. --Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster]
Woven \Wov"en\, p. p. of Weave. [1913 Webster] Woven paper, or Wove paper, writing paper having an even, uniform surface, without watermarks. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

weave n : pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric


1 interlace by or as it by weaving [syn: interweave] [ant: unweave]
2 create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles" [syn: tissue]
3 sway to and fro [syn: waver]
4 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" [syn: wind, thread, meander, wander] [also: woven, wove]
woven adj : made or constructed by interlacing threads or strips of material or other elements into a whole; "woven fabrics"; "woven baskets"; "the incidents woven into the story"; "folk songs woven into a symphony" [ant: unwoven]
woven See weave


see weaved



  1. Fabricated by weaving.
    Woven kevlar is tough enough to be bulletproof.
  2. Interlaced
    The woven words of the sonnet were deep and moving.


  1. The spider had woven her web on a corner of the attic.


past participle of to weave
A woven is a cloth formed by weaving. It only stretches in the bias directions (between the warp and weft directions), unless the threads are elastic. Woven cloth usually frays at the edges, unless measures are taken to counter this, such as the use of pinking shears or hemming. Most cloth in use is woven.

See also

woven in Czech: Tkanina
woven in German: Gewebe (Textil)
woven in Spanish: Tejido textil
woven in Esperanto: Teksaĵo
woven in Italian: Tessuto (manufatto)
woven in Slovenian: Tkanina
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