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 . vefa
weave ( third-person singular simple present , weaves present participle , weaving simple 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.
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
to form something by passing strands of material over and under one another
thur (sq) Arabic:
( نَسَجَ nasaja) Aromanian:
ткаць ( impf tkacʹ), пле́сці ( impf pljésci), спле́сці ( pf spljésci) Bulgarian:
тъка ( (bg) tǎka) Catalan:
teixir (ca) Chinese:
, 編織 编织 ( (zh) biānzhī), 織 , (zh) 织 ( (zh) zhī), 編 , (zh) 编 ( (zh) biān) Czech:
tkát (cs) Danish:
væve (da) Esperanto:
teksi (eo) Faroese:
kutoa (fi) French:
tisser (fr) Friulian:
, tiessi urdî Georgian:
please add this translation if you can German:
weben (de) Greek:
υφαίνω ( (el) yfaíno)
( 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 Korean:
짜다 ( (ko) jjada) Latin:
aust (lv) Luxembourgish:
( тка́е tkáe) Maori:
, 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:
tkȁti (sh) Slovak:
, tkať prepletať Slovene:
tkaś impf Spanish:
tejer , (es) entretejer (es) Swedish:
väva (sv) Tatar:
( тукырга tuqırga) Tocharian A:
wäp- Tocharian B:
dokumak (tr) Ukrainian:
тка́ти ( impf tkáty), плести́ ( impf plestý) Vietnamese:
to spin a cocoon or a web
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weave ( plural ) weaves
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.
human or artificial hair worn
Etymology 2 Edit
Old Norse ‘move around, wave’, related to Latin veifa . vibrare
weave ( third-person singular simple present , weaves present participle , weaving simple past and past participle ) weaved
( intransitive ) To move by turning and twisting.
The drunk weaved into another bar.
2011 January 15, Saj Chowdhury, “Man City 4 - 3 Wolves” ,  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.
to make (a path or way) by winding in and out or from side to side