Definition: Weaving

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From Middle English weven (to weave), from Old English wefan (to weave), from Proto-West Germanic *weban, from Proto-Germanic *webaną, from Proto-Indo-European *webʰ- (to weave, braid).


weaving (countable and uncountable, plural weavings)

  1. (uncountable) The process of making woven material on a loom; the process of making material by passing strands over and under one another.
  2. (countable) A piece of such material.
  3. (countable) An unsteady back and forth motion.

Usage notes

This word is also the present participle of the verb weave, to form something by passing strands over and under one another.

Derived terms

  • basketweaving


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