warp


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Warp \Warp\, v. i.
   1. 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.
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            One of you will prove a shrunk panel, and, like
            green timber, warp, warp.             --Shak.
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            They clamp one piece of wood to the end of another,
            to keep it from casting, or warping.  --Moxon.
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   2. to turn or incline from a straight, true, or proper
      course; to deviate; to swerve.
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            There is our commission,
            From which we would not have you warp. --Shak.
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   3. To fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave,
      like a flock of birds or insects.
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            A pitchy cloud
            Of locusts, warping on the eastern wind. --Milton.
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   4. To cast the young prematurely; to slink; -- said of
      cattle, sheep, etc. [Prov. Eng.]
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   5. (Weaving) To wind yarn off bobbins for forming the warp of
      a web; to wind a warp on a warp beam.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Warp \Warp\ (w[add]rp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warped
   (w[add]rpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Warping.] [OE. warpen; fr.
   Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to
   throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS.
   weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen,
   G. werfen, Goth. wa['i]rpan; cf. Skr. v[.r]j to twist.
   [root]144. Cf. Wrap.]
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   1. To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to
      utter. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
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   2. To turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend out
      of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise.
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            The planks looked warped.             --Coleridge.
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            Walter warped his mouth at this
            To something so mock solemn, that I laughed.
                                                  --Tennyson.
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   3. To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or
      incline; to pervert.
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            This first avowed, nor folly warped my mind.
                                                  --Dryden.
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            I have no private considerations to warp me in this
            controversy.                          --Addison.
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            We are divested of all those passions which cloud
            the intellects, and warp the understandings, of men.
                                                  --Southey.
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   4. To weave; to fabricate. [R. & Poetic.] --Nares.
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            While doth he mischief warp.          --Sternhold.
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   5. (Naut.) To tow or move, as a vessel, with a line, or warp,
      attached to a buoy, anchor, or other fixed object.
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   6. To cast prematurely, as young; -- said of cattle, sheep,
      etc. [Prov. Eng.]
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   7. (Agric.) To let the tide or other water in upon (lowlying
      land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of
      warp, or slimy substance. [Prov. Eng.]
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   8. (Rope Making) To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred,
      as yarns.
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   9. (Weaving) To arrange (yarns) on a warp beam.
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   10. (Aeronautics) To twist the end surfaces of (an aerocurve
       in an airfoil) in order to restore or maintain
       equilibrium.
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   Warped surface (Geom.), a surface generated by a straight
      line moving so that no two of its consecutive positions
      shall be in the same plane. --Davies & Peck.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Warp \Warp\, n. [AS. wearp; akin to Icel. varp a casting,
   throwing, Sw. varp the draught of a net, Dan. varp a towline,
   OHG. warf warp, G. werft. See Warp, v.]
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   1. (Weaving) The threads which are extended lengthwise in the
      loom, and crossed by the woof.
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   2. (Naut.) 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.
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   3. (Agric.) A slimy substance deposited on land by tides,
      etc., by which a rich alluvial soil is formed. --Lyell.
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   4. A premature casting of young; -- said of cattle, sheep,
      etc. [Prov. Eng.]
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   5. Four; esp., four herrings; a cast. See Cast, n., 17.
      [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
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   6. [From Warp, v.] The state of being warped or twisted;
      as, the warp of a board.
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   Warp beam, the roller on which the warp is wound in a loom.
      

   Warp fabric, fabric produced by warp knitting.

   Warp frame, or Warp-net frame, a machine for making warp
      lace having a number of needles and employing a thread for
      each needle.

   Warp knitting, a kind of knitting in which a number of
      threads are interchained each with one or more contiguous
      threads on either side; -- also called warp weaving.

   Warp lace, or Warp net, lace having a warp crossed by
      weft threads.
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