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 for 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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal
           way of judging or acting [syn: deflection, warp]
      2: a shape distorted by twisting or folding [syn: warp,
      3: a moral or mental distortion [syn: warp, warping]
      4: yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof
      v 1: make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or
           story [syn: falsify, distort, garble, warp]
      2: bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The
         highway buckled during the heat wave" [syn: heave,
         buckle, warp]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  370 Moby Thesaurus words for "warp":
     a thing for, aberrancy, aberration, adulterate, affinity, alloy,
     alter, ameliorate, anamorphism, anamorphosis, animus, aptitude,
     aptness, asymmetry, bastardize, be changed, be converted into,
     be renewed, belie, bend, bend to, bent, bias, birthmark, blackhead,
     bleb, blemish, blister, board, boom, bottom out, branching off,
     break, brutalize, buckle, bulla, burlesque, camouflage, canker,
     caricature, cast, cast loose, change, character, cheapen, check,
     checker, chop, chop and change, cicatrix, cicatrize,
     circuitousness, clap on ratlines, clear hawse, coarsen, color,
     come about, come around, come round, comedo, conatus, conduce,
     conduciveness, confound, confuse, constitution, contaminate,
     contort, contortion, contribute, corner, corrupt, crack, crater,
     craze, crook, crookedness, crumple, curve, cut loose, debase,
     debauch, declination, deface, defacement, defect, defile, deflect,
     deflower, deform, deformation, deformity, degenerate, degrade,
     delight, demoralize, denature, departure, deprave, desecrate,
     despoil, deteriorate, detorsion, detour, devalue, deviance,
     deviancy, deviate, deviation, deviousness, diathesis, diffract,
     diffuse, digression, discursion, disfiguration, disfigure,
     disfigurement, disguise, disperse, dispose, disposition,
     disproportion, distort, distortion, divagation, divarication,
     diverge, divergence, diversify, diversion, divert, dogleg, double,
     dress up, drift, drifting, eagerness, eccentricity, embellish,
     embroider, errantry, exaggerate, excursion, excursus, exorbitation,
     falsify, fault, feeling for, filling, flaw, flop, freckle, fudge,
     garble, gild, gloss, gloss over, gnarl, go, grain, hairpin, haul,
     haul around, haul down, have a tendency, head, heave, heave apeak,
     heave round, heave short, hemangioma, hickey, idiosyncrasy,
     imbalance, improve, inclination, incline, indirection,
     individualism, infect, irregularity, jaundice, jibe, kedge, keloid,
     kidney, kink, knot, lay, lay aloft, lead, lean, leaning, lentigo,
     liability, liking, log, look to, lopsidedness, lurch, make, makeup,
     mar, mask, meliorate, mental set, mettle, milium, mind, mind-set,
     miscite, miscolor, misquote, misreport, misrepresent, misshape,
     misstate, misteach, misuse, mitigate, modulate, mold, mole, mutate,
     nature, needle scar, nevus, obliquity, overdraw, overstate, parody,
     penchant, pererration, pervert, pick, pimple, pit, pock, pockmark,
     point, point to, poison, pollute, port-wine mark, port-wine stain,
     predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice,
     prejudice against, prejudice the issue, prepossess, probability,
     proclivity, proneness, propensity, prostitute, pull, pustule,
     quirk, rambling, ratline down, ravage, ravish, readiness,
     redound to, refract, revive, rift, scab, scar, scarify, scatter,
     scratch, screw, sebaceous cyst, sensitivity to, serve, set,
     set toward, sheer, shift, shifting, shifting course, shifting path,
     shoot, show a tendency, skew, slant, slue, soft spot, spar down,
     split, spring, stamp, strain, strawberry mark, straying, streak,
     stream the log, stripe, sty, susceptibility, sweep, swerve,
     swerving, swinging, tack, taint, take a turn, temper, temperament,
     tend, tendency, titivate, torsion, tortuosity, torture, track,
     traverse a yard, travesty, trend, trick out, tropism, turn,
     turn aside, turn awry, turn into, turn of mind, turn the corner,
     turning, twist, type, ulcerate, undergo a change, understate,
     unlash, unsymmetry, variation, varnish, vary, veer, verge, verruca,
     vesicle, violate, vitiate, vulgarize, wale, wandering, wart,
     weakness, weal, weft, welt, wen, whitehead, whitewash, willingness,
     wind, woof, work toward, worsen, wrench, wrest, wring, writhe, yaw,

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform (MS, Windows)

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     /O S too/ IBM and Microsoft's successor to the MS-DOS
     operating system for Intel 80286 and Intel 80386-based
     microprocessors.  It is proof that they couldn't get it
     right the second time either.  Often called "Half-an-OS".  The
     design was so baroque, and the implementation of 1.x so bad,
     that 3 years after introduction you could still count the
     major application programs shipping for it on the fingers of
     two hands, in unary.  Later versions improved somewhat, and
     informed hackers now rate them superior to Microsoft
     Windows, which isn't saying much.  See second-system
     On an Intel 80386 or better, OS/2 can multitask between
     existing MS-DOS applications.  OS/2 is strong on
     connectivity and the provision of robust virtual machines.
     It can support Microsoft Windows programs in addition to its
     own native applications.  It also supports the Presentation
     Manager graphical user interface.
     OS/2 supports hybrid multiprocessing (HMP), which provides
     some elements of symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), using
     add-on IBM software called MP/2.  OS/2 SMP was planned for
     release in late 1993.
     After OS/2 1.x the IBM and Microsoft partnership split.
     IBM continued to develop OS/2 2.0, while Microsoft developed
     what was originally intended to be OS/2 3.0 into Windows NT.
     In October 1994, IBM released version OS/2 3.0 (known as
     "Warp") but it is only distantly related to Windows NT.
     This version raised the limit on RAM from 16MB to 1GB (like
     Windows NT).
     IBM introduced networking with "OS/2 Warp Connect", the first
     multi-user version.  OS/2 Warp 4.0 ("Merlin") is a network
     operating system.
     [{Jargon File]

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