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woven

[woh-vuh n] /ˈwoʊ vən/
verb
1.
a past participle of weave.
Related forms
half-woven, adjective
unwoven, adjective
well-woven, adjective

weave

[weev] /wiv/
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.
11.
hairweave (defs 1, 2).
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English weven, Old English wefan; cognate with German weben, Old Norse vefa; see web
Related forms
outweave, verb (used with object), outwove, outwoven or outwove, outweaving.
reweave, verb, rewove, rewoven or rewove, reweaving.
Synonyms
3. contrive, fabricate, construct, compose. 4. insert, intermix, intermingle.
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Examples for woven
  • Made of sturdy, woven plastics, these bags are collapsible for compact storage.
  • Also known as shade fabric, this woven material is useful as a temporary or long-term screen against hot sun and drying winds.
  • Against a deep chocolate accent wall, this upholstered headboard is wrapped in a shimmery woven silk that's soft to the touch.
  • Think of creative ways to organize and arrange the materials, cut on angles, woven together or stacked.
  • Also there's a practical reason: a knit garment stretches more than a woven textile.
  • Although becoming less common, these are still woven in countryside villages.
  • Brightly colored tribal prints covered jackets and camp shirts, while coats sprouted woven raffia collars and trim.
  • Many of the essays are made up of extracts, compiled from his other works, and woven together into a new whole.
  • Its strength is builded of weakness: its right is woven of wrong.
  • Caves were the first dwellings, and leafy coverts of the woods, and huts woven of twigs.
British Dictionary definitions for woven

woven

/ˈwəʊvən/
verb
1.
a past participle of weave

weave

/wiːv/
verb weaves, weaving, wove, weaved, woven, weaved
1.
to form (a fabric) by interlacing (yarn, etc), esp on a loom
2.
(transitive) to make or construct by such a process to weave a shawl
3.
(transitive) 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.
(transitive) to construct by combining separate elements into a whole
6.
(transitive; 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.
(intransitive) (lbsubjfld) (of a stabled horse) to swing the head, neck, and body backwards and forwards
9.
(informal) get weaving, to hurry; start to do something
noun
10.
the method or pattern of weaving or the structure of a woven fabric
Derived Forms
weaving, noun
Word Origin
Old English wefan; related to Old High German weban, Old Norse vefa, Greek hyphos, Sanskrit vābhis; compare web, weevil, wasp
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Word Origin and History for woven
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.
woven
c.1470, from pp. of weave on analogy of stolen.
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