- 1[transitive, intransitive] to make cloth, a carpet, a basket, etc. by crossing threads or strips across, over and under each other by hand or on a machine called a loom weave A from B The baskets are woven from strips of willow. weave B into A The strips of willow are woven into baskets. weave something together threads woven together weave (something) Most spiders weave webs that are almost invisible. She is skilled at spinning and weaving.
- 2[transitive] weave A (out of/from B) | weave B (into A) to make something by twisting flowers, pieces of wood, etc. together She deftly wove the flowers into a garland.
- 3[transitive] to put facts, events, details, etc. together to make a story or a closely connected whole weave (something into) something to weave a narrative weave something together The biography weaves together the various strands of Einstein's life.
- 4(weaved, weaved) [intransitive, transitive] to move along by running and changing direction continuously to avoid things that are in your way + adv./prep. She was weaving in and out of the traffic. He hurried on, weaving through the crowd. The road weaves through a range of hills. weave your way + adv./prep. He had to weave his way through the milling crowds. Word Originverb senses 1 to 3 Old English wefan, of Germanic origin, from an Indo-European root shared by Greek huphē
BrE BrE//wiːv//; NAmE NAmE//wiːv//In sense 4 weaved
BrE BrE//wiːvd//; NAmE NAmE//wiːvd//is used for the past tense and past participle.Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they weave
BrE BrE//wiːv//; NAmE NAmE//wiːv//he / she / it weaves
BrE BrE//wiːvz//; NAmE NAmE//wiːvz//past simple wove
BrE BrE//wəʊv//; NAmE NAmE//woʊv//past participle woven
BrE BrE//ˈwəʊvn//; NAmE NAmE//ˈwoʊvn//-ing form weaving
BrE BrE//ˈwiːvɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈwiːvɪŋ//