Definition of warp noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

warp

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//wɔːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɔːrp//
 
 
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the warp [singular] (specialist) the threads on a loom (= a machine used for making cloth) that other threads are passed over and under in order to make cloth compare weft see also time warp Word Origin Old English weorpan (verb), wearp (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch werpen and German werfen ‘to throw’. Early verb senses included ‘throw’ and ‘hit with a missile’; the sense ‘bend’ dates from late Middle English.
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