Pronunciation Verb

weave (weaves, present participle weaving; past wove, past participle woven)

  1. To form something by passing lengths or strands of material over and under one another.
    This loom weaves yarn into sweaters.
  2. To spin a cocoon or a web.
    Spiders weave beautiful but deadly webs.
  3. 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
  4. To compose creatively and intricately; to fabricate.
    to weave the plot of a story
Related terms Translations Translations Noun

weave (plural weaves)

  1. A type or way of weaving.
    That rug has a very tight weave.
  2. Human or artificial hair worn to alter one's appearance, either to supplement or to cover the natural hair.
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: aplique

weave (weaves, present participle weaving; past and past participle weaved)

  1. (intransitive) To move by turning and twisting.
    The drunk weaved into another bar.
  2. (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

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