Weave (?), v. t. [imp.
Wove (?); p. p. Woven (?), Wove;
p. pr. & vb. n. Weaving. The regular imp.
& p. p. Weaved (?), is rarely used.] [OE. weven,
AS. wefan; akin to D. weven, G. weben, OHG.
weban, Icel. vefa, Sw. väfva, Dan.
væve, Gr. ?, v., ? web, Skr. ?r?avābhi
spider, lit., wool weaver. Cf. Waper, Waffle, Web,
Weevil, Weft, Woof.]
1. 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.
This weaves itself, perforce, into my
That in their green shops weave the smooth-haired
To deck her sons.
And for these words, thus woven into
2. 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
When she weaved the sleided silk.
Her starry wreaths the virgin jasmin
weaves. Ld. Lytton.
Weave, v. i. 1. To
practice weaving; to work with a loom.
2. To become woven or interwoven.
Weave, n. A particular method or pattern
of weaving; as, the cassimere weave.