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weave

[weev]
verb (used with object), wove or especially for 5, weaved; woven or wove; weaving.
1.
to interlace (threads, yarns, strips, fibrous material, etc.) so as to form a fabric or material.
2.
to form by interlacing threads, yarns, strands, or strips of some material: to weave a basket; to weave cloth.
3.
to form by combining various elements or details into a connected whole: to weave a tale; to weave a plan.
4.
to introduce as an element or detail into a connected whole (usually followed by in or into ): She wove an old folk melody into her latest musical composition.
5.
to direct or move along in a winding or zigzag course; move from side to side, especially to avoid obstructions: to weave one's way through traffic.
verb (used without object), wove or especially for 9, weaved; woven or wove; weaving.
6.
to form or construct something, as fabric, by interlacing threads, yarns, strips, etc.
7.
to compose a connected whole by combining various elements or details.
8.
to be or become formed or composed from the interlacing of materials or the combining of various elements: The yarn wove into a beautiful fabric.
9.
to move or proceed in a winding course or from side to side: dancers weaving in time to the music.
noun
10.
a pattern of or method for interlacing yarns.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English weven, Old English wefan; cognate with German weben, Old Norse vefa; see web

outweave, verb (used with object), outwove, outwoven or outwove, outweaving.
reweave, verb, rewove, rewoven or rewove, reweaving.


3. contrive, fabricate, construct, compose. 4. insert, intermix, intermingle.
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weave (wiːv)
 
vb , weaves, weaving, wove, weaved, woven, weaved
1.  to form (a fabric) by interlacing (yarn, etc), esp on a loom
2.  (tr) to make or construct by such a process: to weave a shawl
3.  (tr) to make or construct (an artefact, such as a basket) by interlacing (a pliable material, such as cane)
4.  (of a spider) to make (a web)
5.  (tr) to construct by combining separate elements into a whole
6.  (tr; often foll by in, into, through, etc) to introduce: to weave factual details into a fiction
7.  to create (a way, etc) by moving from side to side: to weave through a crowd
8.  (intr) vet science (of a stabled horse) to swing the head, neck, and body backwards and forwards
9.  informal get weaving to hurry; start to do something
 
n
10.  the method or pattern of weaving or the structure of a woven fabric
 
[Old English wefan; related to Old High German weban, Old Norse vefa, Greek hyphos, Sanskrit vābhis; compare web, weevil, wasp]
 
'weaving
 
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weave
O.E. wefan "form by interlacing yarn" (class V strong verb; past tense wæf, pp. wefen), from P.Gmc. *webanan (cf. O.N. vefa, M.L.G., M.Du., Du. weven, O.H.G. weban, Ger. weben "to weave"), from PIE *webh-/*wobh- (cf. Skt. ubhnati "he laces together," Pers. baftan "to weave," Gk. hyphe "web"). Extended
sense of "combine into a whole" is from 1380; meaning "go by twisting and turning" is first found 1596. Sense in boxing is from 1818. The noun meaning "method or pattern of weaving" is from 1888.
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