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Definition of warp:

  1. A premature casting of young; - said of cattle, sheep, etc.
  2. 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.
  3. A slimy substance deposited on land by tides, etc., by which a rich alluvial soil is formed.
  4. Four; esp., four herrings; a cast. See Cast, n., 17.
  5. The state of being warped or twisted; as, the warp of a board.
  6. The threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and crossed by the woof.
  7. To arrange ( yarns) on a warp beam.
  8. To cast prematurely, as young; - said of cattle, sheep, etc.
  9. To cast the young prematurely; to slink; - said of cattle, sheep, etc.
  10. To fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave, like a flock of birds or insects.
  11. To let the tide or other water in upon ( lowlying land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of warp, or slimy substance.
  12. To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred, as yarns.
  13. To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to utter.
  14. To tow or move, as a vessel, with a line, or warp, attached to a buoy, anchor, or other fixed object.
  15. To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or incline; to pervert.
  16. to turn or incline from a straight, true, or proper course; to deviate; to swerve.
  17. To turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend out of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise.
  18. 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.
  19. To twist the end surfaces of ( an aerocurve in an aeroplane) in order to restore or maintain equilibrium.
  20. To weave; to fabricate.
  21. To wind yarn off bobbins for forming the warp of a web; to wind a warp on a warp beam.


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