English [ edit ]
Pronunciation [ edit ]
Etymology 1 [ edit ]
Middle English , from weven Old English wefan ( “ to weave ” ), from Proto-Germanic , from *webaną Proto-Indo-European *webʰ- ( “ to weave, braid ” ). Cognate with Saterland Frisian , West Frisian weeuwe , Dutch weve , German weven , Danish weben , Swedish væve , Icelandic väva .
weave ( third-person singular simple present , weaves present participle , weaving simple past wove or , weaved past participle woven or )
To form something by passing lengths or
strands of material over and under one another.
This loom weaves yarn into sweaters. To
spin a cocoon or a web.
Spiders weave beautiful but deadly webs. To
unite by close connection or intermixture.
This weaves itself, perforce, into my business. Byron
these words, thus woven into song To compose creatively and intricately; to fabricate.
to weave the plot of a story
Related terms [ edit ]
Translations [ edit ]
to form something by passing strands of material over and under one another
thur (sq) Arabic:
نَسَجَ ( nasaja ) Aromanian:
বোৱা ( büa ) Belarusian:
ткаць impf ( tkacʹ ), пле́сці impf ( pljésci ), спле́сці pf ( spljésci ) Bulgarian:
тъка (bg) ( tǎka ) Burmese:
please add this translation if you can Catalan:
teixir (ca) Chinese:
Mandarin: 編織 , (zh) 编织 (zh) ( biānzhī ), 織 , (zh) 织 (zh) ( zhī ), 編 , (zh) 编 (zh) ( biān ) Chuvash:
тӗрт ( tĕrt ) Czech:
tkát (cs) Danish:
væve (da) Dutch:
weven (nl) Esperanto:
teksi (eo) Estonian:
, kuduma kude Faroese:
kutoa (fi) French:
tisser (fr) Friulian:
, tiessi urdî Georgian:
please add this translation if you can German:
weben (de) Greek:
υφαίνω (el) ( yfaíno )
Ancient Greek: ὑφαίνω ( huphaínō ) Hungarian:
sző (hu) Icelandic:
vefa (is) Ido:
texar (io) Irish:
tessere , (it) intrecciare (it) Japanese:
( rough yarns such as a sweater ) 編む ( あむ, amu ), ( fine yarns such as fabric or cloth ) 織る (ja) ( おる, oru ) Khmer:
ត្បាញ (km) ( tbaaɲ ) Khmu:
кыны ( kyny ) Korean:
짜다 (ko) ( jjada ) Lao:
please add this translation if you can Latin:
aust Lithuanian: austi
тка́е ( tkáe ) Maltese:
, raranga , rangaranga whatu Navajo:
ashtłʼóh North Frisian:
( Mooring dialect ) weewe Norwegian:
veve (no) Occitan:
téisser (oc) Old Church Slavonic:
тъкати ( tŭkati ) Persian:
بافتن (fa) ( bâftan ) Polish:
tkać (pl) Portuguese:
tecer (pt) Quechua:
away Rapa Nui:
țese (ro) Romansch:
, taisser , teisser tesser Russian:
ткать (ru) impf ( tkatʹ ), сотка́ть (ru) pf ( sotkátʹ ), плести́ (ru) impf ( plestí ), сплести́ (ru) pf ( splestí ) Sardinian:
, tèssere tèssiri Scottish Gaelic:
тка̏ти Roman: tkȁti (sh) Slovak:
, tkať prepletať Slovene:
Lower Sorbian: tkaś impf Spanish:
tejer , (es) entretejer (es) Swedish:
väva (sv) Tatar:
тукырга ( tuqırga ) Thai:
ถัก (th) ( tàk ), ทอ (th) ( tɔɔ ), สาน (th) ( sǎan ) Tibetan:
please add this translation if you can Tocharian A:
wäp- Tocharian B:
dokumak (tr) Udmurt:
куыны ( kuyny ) Ukrainian:
тка́ти impf ( tkáty ), плести́ impf ( plestý ) Vietnamese:
dệt (vi) Yiddish: וועבן ( vebn )
to spin a cocoon or a web
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weave ( plural )
A type or way of
That rug has a very tight weave. Human or artificial hair worn to alter one's appearance, either to supplement or to cover the natural hair.
Translations [ edit ]
human or artificial hair worn
Etymology 2 [ edit ]
Old Norse veifa ( “ move around, wave ” ), related to Latin .
weave ( third-person singular simple present , weaves present participle , weaving simple past and past participle )
( intransitive ) To move by turning and twisting.
The drunk weaved into another bar.
2017 August 20, “The Observer view on the attacks in Spain”, in The Observer :  The victims’ feeling of incredulity at what they were seeing, swiftly turning to paralysing fear as the van bore down on them, swerving and weaving to hit as many people as possible, can barely be imagined. 2011 January 15, Saj Chowdhury, “Man City 4 - 3 Wolves”, in BBC :  Tevez picked up a throw-in from the right, tip-toed his way into the area and weaved past three Wolves challenges before slotting in to display why, of all City's multi-million pound buys, he remains their most important player. ( transitive ) To make (a path or way) by winding in and out or from side to side.
The ambulance weaved its way through the heavy traffic. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Weave a circle round him thrice.
Translations [ edit ]
to make (a path or way) by winding in and out or from side to side
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