weave (weaves, present participle weaving; past wove, past participle woven)
- 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.
- c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene i]:
- This weaves itself, perforce, into my business.
- these words, thus woven into song
- To compose creatively and intricately; to fabricate.
- to weave the plot of a story
- French: tisser
- German: weben
- Italian: tessere, intrecciare, tramare, ordire, intessere
- Portuguese: tecer
- Russian: ткать
- Spanish: tejer, entretejer
weave (plural weaves)
- A type or way of weaving.
- 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.
- Portuguese: aplique
weave (weaves, present participle weaving; past and past participle weaved)
- (intransitive) To move by turning and twisting.
- The drunk weaved into another bar.
- (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.
- Weave a circle round him thrice.
- French: se faufiler, se frayer un chemin