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Warp meaning

warp - 22 dictionary results

  1. 1. To twist the end surfaces of ( an aerocurve in an aeroplane) in order to restore or maintain equilibrium.
  2. 2. To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to utter.
  3. 3. To turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend out of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise.
  4. 4. To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or incline; to pervert.
  5. 5. To weave; to fabricate.
  6. 6. To tow or move, as a vessel, with a line, or warp, attached to a buoy, anchor, or other fixed object.
  7. 7. To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred, as yarns.
  8. 8. To arrange ( yarns) on a warp beam.
  9. 9. To turn, twist, or be twisted out of shape; esp., to be twisted or bent out of a flat plane; as, a board warps in seasoning or shrinking.
  10. 10. to turn or incline from a straight, true, or proper course; to deviate; to swerve.
  11. 11. To fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave, like a flock of birds or insects.
  12. 12. To wind yarn off bobbins for forming the warp of a web; to wind a warp on a warp beam.
  13. 13. The threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and crossed by the woof.
  14. 14. A rope used in hauling or moving a vessel, usually with one end attached to an anchor, a post, or other fixed object; a towing line; a warping hawser.
  15. 15. A slimy substance deposited on land by tides, etc., by which a rich alluvial soil is formed.
  16. 16. Four; esp., four herrings; a cast. See Cast, n., 17.
  17. 17. The state of being warped or twisted; as, the warp of a board.
  18. 18. To cast prematurely, as young; - said of cattle, sheep, etc.
  19. 19. To cast the young prematurely; to slink; - said of cattle, sheep, etc.
  20. 20. Threads stretched lengthwise in a loom to be crossed by the woof; a rope used in towing.
  21. 21. To be twisted out to shape; bend; swerve.
  22. 22. To twist out of shape; turn aside; pervert; tow with a line made fast to anchors, & c.

warp - examples of usage

  1. We conversed for a short while, but my boat was soon worked away on the warp, out of earshot. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. This, for reasons well shown by Mr. Spencer in the articles under consideration, is so untenable that it seems only possible to account for its having been advanced at all by supposing Mr. Darwin's judgment to have been perverted by some one or more of the many causes that might tend to warp them. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
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