weft O.E. weft, wefta, from wefan "to weave" (see WEAVE (Cf. weave)).

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  • Weft — Weft, n. [Cf. {Waif}.] A thing waved, waived, or cast away; a waif. [Obs.] A forlorn weft. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weft — Weft, n. [AS. weft, wefta, fr. wefan, to weave. See {Weave}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The woof of cloth; the threads that cross the warp from selvage to selvage; the thread carried by the shuttle in weaving. [1913 Webster] 2. A web; a thing woven.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weft — [weft] n [: Old English;] the weft technical the threads in a piece of cloth that are woven across the threads that go from top to bottom = ↑woof →↑warp …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Weft — Weft, obs. imp. & p. p. of {Wave}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weft — das; [e]s, e <aus gleichbed. engl. weft zu altengl. wefan »weben«> Schussgarn aus harter engl. Cheviotwolle (vgl. ↑Cheviot) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • weft — [ weft ] noun singular the fibers that lie across a piece of cloth when it is woven. The fibers that run down the cloth are called the warp …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • weft — [weft] n. [ME < OE < base of wefan, to WEAVE] the yarns carried by the shuttle back and forth across the warp in weaving; woof; filling …   English World dictionary

  • Weft — Weft, baumwollenes Einschlaggarn …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Weft — (engl.), Einschlaggarn; auch harte Kammgarne …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • weft — /weft/, n. 1. Textiles. filling (def. 5). 2. a woven fabric or garment. [bef. 900; ME, OE; akin to WEAVE] * * * …   Universalium

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