weave

weave, knit, crochet, braid, plait, tat mean to make a fabric or textile or to form an article by interlacing threads or strands of material.
Weave usually implies crossing rows of threads or strands interlaced into a web, irrespective of method, material, or pattern
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weave baskets

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Specifically the term means to interlace warp and weft yarns, by means of a loom, into a textile fabric, the yarns being passed over and under each other according to a predetermined pattern.
Knit implies the use of a single strand, commonly of yarn, to produce an elastic fabric and, in its specific sense, the use of two smooth-pointed needles alternately holding the material and forming a new row of interlacing loops
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knit a sweater

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knit stockings

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knitted fabrics

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Crochet specifically differs from knit by implying the use of a single hooked needle and in not necessarily suggesting a building up by successive rows
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crochet an afghan

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crochet lace

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Braid implies the entwining of three or more strands (as of hair, cord, or cloth strips)
by passing one strand over another in such a manner that each strand winds a sinuous course through the ribbonlike or ropelike contexture that is thus produced
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braid rag strips to make a rug

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a whip of braided rawhide

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Plait is sometimes identical in meaning with braid, but it tends to be used especially of the braiding of strands of hair or of the interlacing of straw or reeds (as in hatmaking or basketmaking)
whether the method approaches that of braiding or weaving. Tat implies the making of lace by the use of a single thread and of one or more shuttles by means of which a series of sliding knots and, usually, loops is formed in that thread.

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  • Weave — (w[=e]v), v. t. [imp. {Wove} (w[=o]v); p. p. {Woven} (w[=o]v n), {Wove}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Weaving}. The regular imp. & p. p. {Weaved} (w[=e]vd), is rarely used.] [OE. weven, AS. wefan; akin to D. weven, G. weben, OHG. weban, Icel. vefa, Sw. v[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weave — [wēv] vt. WOVE or, chiefly for vt. 6 & vi. 2, weaved, woven or wove or, chiefly for vt. 6 & vi. 2, weaved, weaving, wove [ME weven < OE wefan, akin to ON vefa, Ger weben < IE * webh (> Gr hyphē) < base * (a)we , to plait, weave] 1. a) …   English World dictionary

  • weave — Ⅰ. weave [1] ► VERB (past wove; past part. woven or wove) 1) form (fabric) by interlacing long threads passing in one direction with others at a right angle to them. 2) (usu. as noun weaving) make fabric in this way. 3) …   English terms dictionary

  • Weave — Weave, n. A particular method or pattern of weaving; as, the cassimere weave. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weave — (v.) O.E. wefan form by interlacing yarn (class V strong verb; past tense wæf, pp. wefen), from P.Gmc. *webanan (Cf. O.N. vefa, M.L.G., M.Du., Du. weven, O.H.G. weban, Ger. weben to weave ), from PIE *webh /*wobh (Cf. Skt. ubhnati he laces to …   Etymology dictionary

  • Weave — Weave, v. i. 1. To practice weaving; to work with a loom. [1913 Webster] 2. To become woven or interwoven. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weave — index incorporate (include) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • weave — verb. It is worth pointing out that there are two words involved here, although their meanings overlap in figurative applications. The one meaning ‘to form fabric by interlacing threads’ is from Old English, and the other, meaning ‘to take a… …   Modern English usage

  • weave — [v] blend, unite; contrive braid, build, careen, complect, complicate, compose, construct, create, criss cross, crochet, cue, entwine, fabricate, fold, fuse, incorporate, interfold, interlace, interlink, intermingle, intertwine, introduce, knit,… …   New thesaurus

  • weave — I n. a plain; satin; twill weave II v. 1) (C) she wove a basket for us; or: she wove us a basket 2) (d; tr.) to weave around, round (she wove the story around a specific theme) 3) (d; tr.) to weave from, out of (she wants to weave a scarf from… …   Combinatory dictionary

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