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Definitions of weaving

  1. creating fabric Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of one who weaves: the act or art of producing cloth or other textile fabrics by means of a loom from the combination of threads or filaments. In all kinds of weaving, whether plain or figured, one system of threads, called the woof or weft, is made to pass alternately under and over another system of threads called the warp, web, or chain. The essential operations are the successive raising of certain threads of the warp and the depression of others so as to form a decussation or shed for the passage of the weft yarn, which is then beaten up by means of a lay or batten. Weaving is performed by the hand in what are called hand-looms, or by steam in what are called power-looms, but the general arrangements for both are to a certain extent the same. Weaving, in the most general sense of the term, comprehends not only those textile fabrics which are prepared in the loom, but also net-work, lace-work, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. The act or art of forming cloth in a loom, by the intertexture of threads. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. The act or art of forming cloth in a loom. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for weaving

  1. Besides all this, all the time that could be spared from the duties of her own household was employed in weaving for others. – In and Out of Rebel Prisons by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
  2. They deceive others first, and then they deceive themselves, though in their fits of 'inspiration' as they call it, they may, while weaving a thousand lies, accidentally hit on one truth. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli