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Definition of the noun weft

What does weft mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wefts

  1. the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of weft: filling / pick / woof
    • more generic words: thread / yarn = a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
    • part of: weave = pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
    • substance of: cloth / fabric / material / textile = artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

Alternative definition of the noun weft


  1. The horizontal threads that are interlaced through the warp in a woven fabric.
  2. The yarn used for the weft; the fill.
  3. In hairdressing, a hair extension that is glued directly to someone's natural hair.


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Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry (2013)

by Matthew Bevis

A weft is the weaver's thread that is woven into a supporting warp of threads, but here the weft floats loose without anchor. Browning plays on this and the meaning of thread as a 'clue', that which leads one to a terminal point of understanding.

Google previewNative American Beadwork (2013)

by William C. Orchard

The weft is a continuous thread, crossing from one side of the weave to the other, making a loop at each turn through which the warpstrands are twisted. The drawing, though only three beads wide, is sufficient to show the movement of the ...

Google previewThe Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles (2013)

by Phyllis G. Tortora, Ingrid Johnson

weave pattern / weft streak weave pattern A plan (drawn on graph paper) used as a guide in weaving operations that employ harnesses. Synonyms: draft, point paper design. See DRAFT 3. weave repeat See REPEAT l. weaver's beam ...

Google previewLexicon Technicum, Or, An Universal English Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ... (1723)

by John Harris

If a RedFlag behoifted in the Mizen-fhrouds, anda Gun fir'd,then the Captains ofhis own Squadron are to come on Board the Admiral ; and if with the fame Signal there be also a Weft with the Enfign,a Lieutenant ofeachShip must go onBoard. 5.

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Scrabble value of W4E1F4T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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