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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weev]
    • /wiv/
    • /wiːv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weev]
    • /wiv/

Definitions of weaving word

  • verb with object weaving to interlace (threads, yarns, strips, fibrous material, etc.) so as to form a fabric or material. 1
  • verb with object weaving to form by interlacing threads, yarns, strands, or strips of some material: to weave a basket; to weave cloth. 1
  • verb with object weaving to form by combining various elements or details into a connected whole: to weave a tale; to weave a plan. 1
  • verb with object weaving to introduce as an element or detail into a connected whole (usually followed by in or into): She wove an old folk melody into her latest musical composition. 1
  • verb with object weaving to direct or move along in a winding or zigzag course; move from side to side, especially to avoid obstructions: to weave one's way through traffic. 1
  • verb without object weaving to form or construct something, as fabric, by interlacing threads, yarns, strips, etc. 1

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Origin of weaving

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English weven, Old English wefan; cognate with German weben, Old Norse vefa; see web

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Weaving


weaving popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

weaving usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for weaving

adjective weaving

  • irregular — without symmetry, even shape, formal arrangement, etc.: an irregular pattern.
  • nonuniform — Not uniform, regular, or constant; varying.
  • unstable — not stable; not firm or firmly fixed; unsteady.
  • unpunctual — strictly observant of an appointed or regular time; not late; prompt.
  • methodic — performed, disposed, or acting in a systematic way; systematic; orderly: a methodical person.

Top questions with weaving

  • how to weaving?
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