Sense: 1-3
Origin: Old English wefan
Sense: 4
Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from Old Norse veifa 'to wave'


1 verb
Related topics: Crafts
weave1 past tense wove, past participle woven

cloth etc

[intransitive and transitive]TIC to make cloth, a carpet, a basket etc by crossing threads or thin pieces under and over each other by hand or on a loom:
hand-woven scarves
Only a few of the women still weave.
traditional basket weaving


[transitive] to put many different ideas, subjects, stories etc together and connect them smoothly:
She weaves a complicated plot of romance and intrigue.
weave something together
the complex patterns which evolve when individuals' lives are woven together

weave your magic/weave a spell

to attract or interest someone very much


past tense and past participle weaved [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to move somewhere by turning and changing direction a lot:
cyclists weaving in and out of the traffic
weave your way through/to etc something
Lori spotted them as they weaved their way through the tables.

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