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 for weave
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Weave \Weave\ (w[=e]v), v. t. [imp. Wove (w[=o]v); p. p.
     Woven (w[=o]v"'n), Wove; p. pr. & vb. n. Weaving. The
     regular imp. & p. p. Weaved (w[=e]vd), is rarely used.]
     [OE. weven, AS. wefan; akin to D. weven, G. weben, OHG.
     weban, Icel. vefa, Sw. v[aum]fva, Dan. v[ae]ve, Gr.
     "yfai`nein, v., "y`fos web, Skr. [=u]r[.n]av[=a]bhi spider,
     lit., wool weaver. Cf. Waper, Waffle, Web, Weevil,
     Weft, Woof.]
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     1. To unite, as threads of any kind, in such a manner as to
        form a texture; to entwine or interlace into a fabric; as,
        to weave wool, silk, etc.; hence, to unite by close
        connection or intermixture; to unite intimately.
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              This weaves itself, perforce, into my business.
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              That in their green shops weave the smooth-haired
              To deck her sons.                     --Milton.
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              And for these words, thus woven into song. --Byron.
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     2. To form, as cloth, by interlacing threads; to compose, as
        a texture of any kind, by putting together textile
        materials; as, to weave broadcloth; to weave a carpet;
        hence, to form into a fabric; to compose; to fabricate;
        as, to weave the plot of a story.
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              When she weaved the sleided silk.     --Shak.
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              Her starry wreaths the virgin jasmin weaves. --Ld.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Weave \Weave\, v. i.
     1. To practice weaving; to work with a loom.
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     2. To become woven or interwoven.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Weave \Weave\, n.
     A particular method or pattern of weaving; as, the cassimere
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
      v 1: interlace by or as if by weaving [syn: weave,
           interweave] [ant: unweave]
      2: create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric,
         such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles" [syn: weave,
      3: sway to and fro [syn: waver, weave]
      4: to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular
         course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path
         meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders
         through the entire body" [syn: weave, wind, thread,
         meander, wander]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  177 Moby Thesaurus words for "weave":
     anatomy, arabesque, architectonics, architecture, arrangement,
     basketry, basketwork, braid, braiding, build, building,
     cancellation, careen, cloth, composition, conformation,
     constitution, construction, creation, cross-hatching, crossing-out,
     drapery, enlace, enlacement, entwine, entwinement, entwining,
     etoffe, fabric, fabrication, fashion, fashioning, feel, felt,
     filigree, finish, forging, form, format, formation, frame, fret,
     fretwork, getup, goods, grain, granular texture, grate, grating,
     grid, gridiron, grille, grillwork, hachure, hatching, indentation,
     interknit, interknitting, interlace, interlacement, interlacery,
     interlacing, intertexture, interthreading, intertie, intertieing,
     intertissue, intertwine, intertwinement, intertwining, intertwist,
     intertwisting, interweave, interweavement, interweaving, intort,
     knit, knitting, knub, lace, lacery, lacework, lacing, lattice,
     latticework, loom, loop, make, makeup, making, manufacture, mat,
     material, mesh, meshes, meshwork, mold, molding, nap, napery, net,
     netting, network, noose, nub, organic structure, organism,
     organization, pattern, patterning, physique, pile, pit, plait,
     plaiting, plan, pleach, plexure, plexus, pock, production,
     protuberance, raddle, rag, reticle, reticulation, reticule,
     reticulum, riddle, screen, screening, setup, shag, shape, shaping,
     sieve, silk, splice, stagger, structure, structuring, stuff,
     surface, surface texture, sway, swing, tectonics, textile,
     textile fabric, texture, tissu, tissue, tracery, trellis,
     trelliswork, twill, twine, twining, twist, twisting, wale,
     warp and woof, warpage, wattle, weaving, web, webbing, webwork,
     weft, weftage, wicker, wickerwork, wobble, woof, wool, wreathe,

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