Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

What is the origin of "February"?

weaver

[wee-ver] /ˈwi vər/
noun
1.
a person who weaves.
2.
a person whose occupation is weaving.
3.
Origin of weaver
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English wevere. See weave, -er1

Weaver

[wee-ver] /ˈwi vər/
noun
1.
James Baird, 1833–1912, U.S. politician: congressman 1879–81, 1885–89.
2.
Robert Clifton, 1907–97, U.S. economist and government official: first Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1966–68.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for weaver
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • George Boone was a weaver by trade and a Quaker by religion.

    Pioneers of the Old Southwest Constance Lindsay Skinner
  • The shawls are hand-woven and represent the highest style of the weaver's art.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • weaver came to himself a bit and grabbed frantically for brake and throttle and steering-wheel all at once, it looked like.

    The Range Dwellers B. M. Bower
  • Then the weaver paused to rest, for the pattern was made and there was only the colour to be put in.

  • Then there would come a flash of his hands as he looped the weaver's knot and released the bobbin.

British Dictionary definitions for weaver

weaver

/ˈwiːvə/
noun
1.
a person who weaves, esp as a means of livelihood
2.
short for weaverbird
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for weaver
n.

mid-14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), agent noun from weave (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for weaver

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for weaver

12
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for weaver