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WEFT, old pret. of wave.
WEFT, n. [from weave.] 1. To woof of cloth; the threads that cross the warp. 2. A web; a thing woven. WEFT, n. A thing waved, waived, or cast away. [Not used.] [See Waif.] n
1: the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving [syn: woof, weft, filling, pick]
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse veptr weft, Old English wefan to weave — more at weave Date: before 12th century 1. a filling thread or yarn in weaving a. yarn used for the weft b. 2. web, fabric; an article of woven fabric also
1. n. 1 a the threads woven across a warp to make fabric. b yarn for these. c a thing woven. 2 filling-strips in basket-weaving. Etymology: OE weft(a) f. Gmc: rel. to WEAVE(1) 2. var. of WAFT n. 3. Weft Weft, obs. imp. & p. p. of
Wave. Weft Weft, n. [Cf.
Waif.] A thing waved, waived, or cast away; a waif. [Obs.] ``A forlorn weft.'' --Spenser. Weft Weft, n. [AS. weft, wefta, fr. wefan, to weave. See
Weave.] 1. The woof of cloth; the threads that cross the warp from selvage to selvage; the thread carried by the shuttle in weaving. 2. A web; a thing woven. In weaving,
the weft of a piece of cloth is the threads which are passed sideways across the other threads. Compare warp. N-SING: usu the N
Woof. n. arabesque, basketry, basketwork, cancellation, cloth, cross-hatching, crossing-out, drapery, etoffe, fabric, felt, filigree, filling, fret, fretwork, goods, grate, grating, grid, gridiron, grille, grillwork, hachure, hatching, interlacement, intertexture, intertwinement, lace, lacery, lacework, lacing, lattice, latticework, material, mesh, meshes, meshwork, napery, net, netting, network, pick, plexure, plexus, raddle, rag, reticle, reticulation, reticule, reticulum, riddle, screen, screening, shoot, sieve, silk, stuff, textile, textile fabric, texture, tissu, tissue, tracery, trellis, trelliswork, warp, wattle, weave, weaving, web, webbing, webwork, wicker, wickerwork, woof, wool
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