WARP, n. Waurp. [See the Verb.] 1. In manufactures, the threads, which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and crossed by the woof. 2. In a ship, a rope employed in drawing, towing or removing a ship or boat; a towing line. 3. In agriculture, a slimy substance deposited on land by marine tides, by which a rich alluvial soil is formed. [Local.] 4. In cows, a miscarriage. [See the Verb.] [Local.] WARP, v.i. [G., to cast or throw, to whelp.] 1. To turn, twist or be twisted out of a straight direction; as, a board warps in seasoning, or in the heat of the sun, by shrinking. They clamp one piece of wood to the end of another, to keep it from casting or warping. 2. To turn or incline from a straight, true or proper course; to deviate. Theres our commission, from which we would not have you warp. Methinks my favor here begins to warp. 3. To fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave, like a flock of birds or insects. The following use of warp is inimitably beautiful. As when the potent rod of Amrams son, in Egypts evil day, wavd round the coast, up called a pitchy cloud of locusts, warping on the eastern wind-- 4. To slink; to cast the young prematurely; as cows. In an enclosure near a dog-kennel, eight heifers out of twenty warped. [Local.] WARP, v.t. 1. To turn or twist out of shape, or out of a straight direction, by contraction. The heat of the sun warps boards and timber. 2. To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or incline; to pervert. This first avowd, nor folly warpd my mind. I have no private considerations to warp me in this controversy. --Zeal, to a degree of warmth able to warp the sacred rule of Gods word. 3. In seamens language, to two or move with a line or warp, attached to buoys, to anchors or to other ships, etc. By which means a ship is drawn, usually in a bending course or with various turns. 4. In rural economy, to cast the young prematurely. [Local.] 5. In agriculture, to inundate, as land, with sea water; or to let in the tide, forth purpose of fertilizing the ground by a deposit of warp or slimy substance. Warp here is the throw, or that which is cast by the water. 6. In rope-making, to run the yarn off the winches into hauls to be tarred. To warp water, in Shakespeare, is forced and unusual; indeed it is not English.
n 1: a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting [syn: deflection, warp] 2: a shape distorted by twisting or folding [syn: warp, buckle] 3: a moral or mental distortion [syn: warp, warping] 4: yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof v 1: make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story [syn: falsify, distort, garble, warp] 2: bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The highway buckled during the heat wave" [syn: heave, buckle, warp]
I. nounEtymology: Middle English, from Old English wearp; akin to Old High German warf warp, Old English weorpan to throw, Old Norse verpaDate: before 12th century 1.a. a series of yarns extended lengthwise in a loom and crossed by the weft b.foundation, base<the warp of the economic structure is agriculture — American Guide Series: North Carolina> 2. a rope for warping or mooring a ship or boat 3. [warp (II)] a. a twist or curve that has developed in something originally flat or straight <a warp in a door panel> b. a mental aberration • warpagenounII. verbDate: 14th century transitive verb1. to arrange (yarns) so as to form a warp 2.a. to turn or twist out of or as if out of shape; especially to twist or bend out of a plane b. to cause to judge, choose, or act wrongly or abnormally ;pervertc.distort<intellect and learning…warped by prejudices — Irving Wallace> <warps space and time> d. to deflect from a course 3. to move (as a ship) by hauling on a line attached to a fixed object intransitive verb1. to become warped 2. to move a ship by warping Synonyms:seedeform • warpernoun
v. & n. --v. 1 tr. & intr. a make or become bent or twisted out of shape, esp. by the action of heat, damp, etc. b make or become perverted, bitter, or strange (a warped sense of humour). 2 a tr. haul (a ship) by a rope attached to a fixed point. b intr. progress in this way. 3 tr. fertilize by flooding with warp. 4 tr. (foll. by up) choke (a channel) with an alluvial deposit etc. 5 tr. arrange (threads) as a warp. --n. 1 a a state of being warped, esp. of shrunken or expanded timber. b perversion, bitterness, etc. of the mind or character. 2 the threads stretched lengthwise in a loom to be crossed by the weft. 3 a rope used in towing or warping, or attached to a trawl-net. 4 sediment etc. left esp. on poor land by standing water. Derivatives: warpage n. (esp. in sense 1a of v.). warper n. (in sense 5 of v.). Etymology: OE weorpan throw, wearp f. Gmc
Warp Warp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warped; p. pr. & vb. n. Warping.] [OE. warpen; fr. Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS. weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen, G. werfen, Goth. wa['i]rpan; cf. Skr. vrj to twist. ????. Cf. Wrap.] 1. To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to utter. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman. 2. To turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend out of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise. The planks looked warped. --Coleridge. Walter warped his mouth at this To something so mock solemn, that I laughed. --Tennyson. 3. To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or incline; to pervert. This first avowed, nor folly warped my mind. --Dryden. I have no private considerations to warp me in this controversy. --Addison. We are divested of all those passions which cloud the intellects, and warp the understandings, of men. --Southey. 4. To weave; to fabricate. [R. & Poetic.] --Nares. While doth he mischief warp. --Sternhold. 5. (Naut.) To tow or move, as a vessel, with a line, or warp, attached to a buoy, anchor, or other fixed object. 6. To cast prematurely, as young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc. [Prov. Eng.] 7. (Agric.) To let the tide or other water in upon (lowlying land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of warp, or slimy substance. [Prov. Eng.] 8. (Rope Making) To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred, as yarns. 9. (Weaving) To arrange (yarns) on a warp beam. Warped surface (Geom.), a surface generated by a straight line moving so that no two of its consecutive positions shall be in the same plane. --Davies & Peck.
Warp Warp, v. i. 1. To turn, twist, or be twisted out of shape; esp., to be twisted or bent out of a flat plane; as, a board warps in seasoning or shrinking. One of you will prove a shrunk panel, and, like green timber, warp, warp. --Shak. They clamp one piece of wood to the end of another, to keep it from casting, or warping. --Moxon. 2. to turn or incline from a straight, true, or proper course; to deviate; to swerve. There is our commission, From which we would not have you warp. --Shak. 3. To fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave, like a flock of birds or insects. A pitchy cloud Of locusts, warping on the eastern wind. --Milton. 4. To cast the young prematurely; to slink; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc. [Prov. Eng.] 5. (Weaving) To wind yarn off bobbins for forming the warp of a web; to wind a warp on a warp beam.
Warp Warp, n. [AS. wearp; akin to Icel. varp a casting, throwing, Sw. varp the draught of a net, Dan. varp a towline, OHG. warf warp, G. werft. See Warp, v.] 1. (Weaving) The threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and crossed by the woof. 2. (Naut.) A rope used in hauling or moving a vessel, usually with one end attached to an anchor, a post, or other fixed object; a towing line; a warping hawser. 3. (Agric.) A slimy substance deposited on land by tides, etc., by which a rich alluvial soil is formed. --Lyell. 4. A premature casting of young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc. [Prov. Eng.] 5. Four; esp., four herrings; a cast. See Cast, n., 17. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright. 6. [From Warp, v.] The state of being warped or twisted; as, the warp of a board. Warp beam, the roller on which the warp is wound in a loom. Warp fabric, fabric produced by warp knitting. Warp frame, or Warp-net frame, a machine for making warp lace having a number of needles and employing a thread for each needle. Warp knitting, a kind of knitting in which a number of threads are interchained each with one or more contiguous threads on either side; -- also called warp weaving. Warp lace, or Warp net, lace having a warp crossed by weft threads.
(warps, warping, warped) 1. If something warps or is warped, it becomes damaged by bending or curving, often because of the effect of heat or water. Left out in the heat of the sun, tapes easily warp or get stuck in their cases...It should have prevented rain water warping the door trim...VERB: V, V n 2. If something warps someone's character, it damages them or it influences them in a bad way. I never had any toys, my father thought that they would warp my personal values...Their lives have been warped by war.VERB: V n, V n 3. A warp in time or space is an imaginary break or sudden change in the normal experience of time or space. When a divorced woman re-enters the world of dating and romance, she's likely to feel as though she has entered a time warp.N-COUNT: n N 4. In weaving, the warp is the threads which are held in a frame or machine called a loom while another thread is passed across through them. Compare weft. N-SING: the N
worp (shethi (Le 13:48-59)): The long threads fixed into the loom to form the basis of the web, and into which the woof is wrought from the shuttle. The warp and the woof lying at right angles to one another have in their Hebrew form (shethi we`erebh) given to modern Jewish speech a secret expression to designate the cross.
I. v. n.1. Twist or be twisted out of shape (by drying), spring, bend. 2. Deviate, swerve, turn. 3. Wind along. II. v. a.1. Twist out of shape (by drying). 2. Pervert, distort, bend, bias, turn aside, cause to swerve, twist.