Definition of “weave” - English Dictionary

“weave” in British English

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weaveverb

uk /wiːv/ us /wiːv/

weave verb (MAKE)

[ I or T ] wove or US also weaved, woven or US also weaved to make cloth by repeatedly crossing a single thread through two sets of long threads on a loom (= special frame):

This type of wool is woven into fabric which will make jackets.

[ T ] wove or US also weaved, woven or US also weaved to twist long objects together, or to make something by doing this:

We were shown how to roughly weave ferns and grass together to make a temporary shelter.
It takes great skill to weave a basket from/out of rushes.

[ T ] literary wove or US also weaved, woven or US also weaved to form something from several different things or to combine several different things, in a complicated or skilled way:

The biography is woven from the many accounts which exist of things she did.
weaver
noun [ C ] uk /ˈwiː.vər/ us /ˈwiː.vɚ/

a person whose job is weaving cloth and other materials:

basket weavers
weaving
noun [ U ] uk /ˈwiː.vɪŋ/ us /ˈwiː.vɪŋ/

There has been increasing automation of spinning and weaving.

Idiom(s)

weavenoun

uk /wiːv/ us /wiːv/

weave noun (HAIR)

[ C ] a piece of hair that is added to a person's own hair in order to make the hair thicker or longer:

To recreate Alexander the Great's mane of hair, the actor had blonde dye and a weave.

(Definition of “weave” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“weave” in American English

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weaveverb

us /wiv/

weave verb (MAKE CLOTH)

[ I/T ] past tense wove /woʊv/ weaved, past participle woven /ˈwoʊ·vən/ weaved to make cloth by repeatedly passing a single thread in and out through long threads on a loom (= special frame):

[ T ] How long does it take to weave three yards of cloth?

[ I/T ] past tense wove /woʊv/ weaved, past participle woven /ˈwoʊ·vən/ weaved You can also weave dried grass, leaves, and thin branches into hats, containers, and other items.

weave verb (MOVE)

[ always + adv/prep ] past tense and past participle weaved to frequently change direction while moving forward, esp. to avoid things that could stop you:

[ I ] The taxi weaved through traffic to get us to the airport.

weavenoun [ C ]

us /wiv/

weave noun [ C ] (MAKING CLOTH)

the way in which cloth has been woven:

The blanket has a loose weave.

(Definition of “weave” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)