Meaning of weave

weave

Pronunciation: (wēv), [key]
— v., n. wove weaved wo&sylven wove weav&syling
—v.t.
  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 fol. 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, esp. to avoid obstructions: to weave one's way through traffic.
—v.i.
  1. to form or construct something, as fabric, by interlacing threads, yarns, strips, etc.
  2. to compose a connected whole by combining various elements or details.
  3. 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.
  4. to move or proceed in a winding course or from side to side: dancers weaving in time to the music.
—n.
  1. a pattern of or method for interlacing yarns.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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