weave

Weaving involves lacing strips of fabric, string, or some other material together to make something. You can weave wool to make a rug, or weave the details of a story together to make a great book.

While weave originally only meant to make cloth by interlacing material, it later came to also mean more generally “combine into a whole.” Think of a spider and how it weaves its web, or of how some songs expertly weave in unexpected elements, like the sound of a siren or the waves crashing. You can also use weave to describe a swaying motion, like that of a car darting through traffic when it’s trying to move ahead.

Definitions of weave
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n pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric

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check
a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)
open weave
a weave in which warp threads never come together, leaving interstices in the fabric
plain weave, taffeta weave
a basic style of weave in which the weft and warp threads intertwine alternately to produce a checkerboard effect
satin weave
a weave in which the filling and warp threads intersect in such a way as to give a smooth compact surface with no distinguishable twill line
twill, twill weave
a weave used to produce the effect of parallel diagonal ribs
dog's-tooth check, dogs-tooth check, dogstooth check, hound's-tooth check, houndstooth check
textile with a pattern of small broken or jagged checks
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design, figure, pattern
a decorative or artistic work

v create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton

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tissue
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net, web
construct or form a web, as if by weaving
loom
weave on a loom
brocade
weave a design into (textiles)
lace
do lacework
braid, lace, plait
make by braiding or interlacing
twill
weave diagonal lines into (textiles)
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create from raw material, create from raw stuff
make from scratch

v interlace by or as if by weaving

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interweave
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unweave
undo strands that have been woven together
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plait
weave into plaits
inweave
weave together into a fabric or design
raddle, ruddle
twist or braid together, interlace
shoot
variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors
tinsel
interweave with tinsel
braid, pleach
form or weave into a braid or braids
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distort, twine, twist
form into a spiral shape

v to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

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meander, thread, wander, wind
wander
go via an indirect route or at no set pace
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snake
move along a winding path
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go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v sway to and fro

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waver
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sway, swing
move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner