Associations to the word «Warp»


WARP, noun. (obsolete) A throw; a cast.
WARP, noun. (dialectal) A cast of fish (herring, haddock, etc.); four, as a tale of counting fish.
WARP, noun. (dialectal) The young of an animal when brought forth prematurely; a cast lamb, kid, calf, or foal.
WARP, noun. The sediment which subsides from turbid water; the alluvial deposit of muddy water artificially introduced into low lands in order to enrich or fertilise them.
WARP, noun. (uncountable) The state of being bent or twisted out of shape.
WARP, noun. A cast or twist; a distortion or twist, such as in a piece of wood.
WARP, noun. (weaving) The threads that run lengthwise in a woven fabric; crossed by the woof or weft.
WARP, noun. (nautical) A line or cable used in warping a ship.
WARP, noun. A theoretical construct that permits travel across a medium without passing through it normally, such as a teleporter or time warp.
WARP, verb. (transitive) (obsolete outside dialects) To throw; cast; toss; hurl; fling.
WARP, verb. (transitive) (obsolete outside dialects) To utter; ejaculate; enunciate; give utterance to.
WARP, verb. (transitive) (dialectal) To bring forth (young) prematurely, said of cattle, sheep, horses, etc.
WARP, verb. (transitive) (dialectal) To cause a person to suddenly come into a particular state; throw.
WARP, verb. (transitive) (dialectal) (of the wind or sea) To toss or throw around; carry along by natural force.
WARP, verb. (ambitransitive) (dialectal) (of a door) To throw open; open wide.
WARP, verb. (transitive) To twist or turn something out of shape.
WARP, verb. (transitive) To deflect something from a true or proper course.
WARP, verb. (intransitive) To become twisted out of shape.
WARP, verb. (intransitive) To go astray or be deflected from a correct course
WARP, verb. To affect something wrongly, unfairly or unfavourably; to bias
WARP, verb. To arrange strands of thread etc so that they run lengthwise in weaving
WARP, verb. (obsolete) (rare) (poetic) To weave, hence (figuratively) to fabricate; plot.
WARP, verb. (nautical) To move a vessel by hauling on a line or cable that is fastened to an anchor or pier; especially to move a sailing ship through a restricted place such as a harbour
WARP, verb. (intransitive) (nautical) (for a ship) To be moved by warping.
WARP, verb. (intransitive) To fly with a bending or waving motion, like a flock of birds or insects.
WARP, verb. (agriculture) To let the tide or other water in upon (low-lying land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of warp, or slimy substance.
WARP, verb. (ropemaking) To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred, as yarns.
WARP, verb. (intransitive) To travel across a medium without passing through it normally, as by using a teleporter or time warp.
WARP AND WOOF, noun. The threads in a woven fabric, composed of the warp (threads running lengthwise) and woof (threads running crosswise) to create the texture of the fabric.
WARP AND WOOF, noun. (by extension) The fundamental structure of any process or system.
WARP BEAM, noun. The roller on which the warp is wound in a loom.
WARP BUBBLE, noun. (astrophysics) (science fiction) A detached region of spacetime which is theoretically capable of moving faster than the speed of light.
WARP BUBBLES, noun. Plural of warp bubble
WARP DRIVE, noun. (physics) (science fiction) a technological device that warps spacetime to enable movement through space in a non-Newtonian manner
WARP DRIVE, noun. (science fiction) an engine that allows a vessel to travel faster-than-light by manipulating spacetime to bypass Einstein's restrictive light barrier
WARP DRIVES, noun. Plural of warp drive
WARP FACTOR, noun. A hypothetical figure describing a speed of one light-year per hour.
WARP KNIT, noun. A knit fabric in which intermeshing loops are positioned in warp, or lengthwise, direction. The fabric has a flatter, closer, less elastic structure than most welt knits and is run-resistant.
WARP KNITTING, noun. A method of knitting in which the yarn zigzags along the length of the fabric, following adjacent columns ("wales") of knitting, rather than a single row ("course").
WARP LACE, noun. Lace having a warp crossed by weft threads.
WARP SPEED, noun. (science fiction) A hypothetical, extremely rapid, speed, resulting from entering a separate dimension, termed hyperspace; much faster than the speed of light.
WARP SPEED, noun. (by extension) (informal) Any very fast speed.
WARP SPEEDS, noun. Plural of warp speed

Dictionary definition

WARP, noun. A twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting.
WARP, noun. A shape distorted by twisting or folding.
WARP, noun. A moral or mental distortion.
WARP, noun. Yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof.
WARP, verb. Make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story.
WARP, verb. Bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The highway buckled during the heat wave".

Wise words

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