From Middle English weven, from Old English wefan (“to weave”), from Proto-Germanic *webaną, from Proto-Indo-European *webʰ- (“to weave, braid”). Cognate with Saterland Frisian weeuwe, West Frisian weve, Dutch weven, German weben, Danish væve, Swedish väva, Icelandic vefa.
- 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.
- these words, thus woven into song
- To compose creatively and intricately; to fabricate.
- to weave the plot of a story
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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.
- (intransitive) To move by turning and twisting.
- The drunk weaved into another bar.
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.