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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Warp, n.
 1. Weaving The threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and crossed by the woof.
 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.
 3. Agric. A slimy substance deposited on land by tides, etc., by which a rich alluvial soil is formed.
 4. A premature casting of young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc.  [Prov. Eng.]
 5. Four; esp., four herrings; a cast.  See Cast, n., 17.  [Prov. Eng.]
 6.  The state of being warped or twisted; as, the warp of a board.
 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.