Warp v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warped p. pr. & vb. n. Warping.]
1. To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to utter. [Obs.]
2. To turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend out of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise.
The planks looked warped. --Coleridge.
Walter warped his mouth at this
To something so mock solemn, that I laughed. --Tennyson.
3. To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or incline; to pervert.
This first avowed, nor folly warped my mind. --Dryden.
I have no private considerations to warp me in this controversy. --Addison.
We are divested of all those passions which cloud the intellects, and warp the understandings, of men. --Southey.
4. To weave; to fabricate. [R. & Poetic.]
While doth he mischief warp. --Sternhold.
5. Naut. To tow or move, as a vessel, with a line, or warp, attached to a buoy, anchor, or other fixed object.
6. To cast prematurely, as young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc. [Prov. Eng.]
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.]
8. Rope Making To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred, as yarns.
9. Weaving To arrange (yarns) on a warp beam.
10. Aeronautics To twist the end surfaces of (an aerocurve in an airfoil) in order to restore or maintain equilibrium.
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.
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.
One of you will prove a shrunk panel, and, like green timber, warp, warp. --Shak.
They clamp one piece of wood to the end of another, to keep it from casting, or warping. --Moxon.
2. to turn or incline from a straight, true, or proper course; to deviate; to swerve.
There is our commission,
From which we would not have you warp. --Shak.
3. To fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave, like a flock of birds or insects.
A pitchy cloud
Of locusts, warping on the eastern wind. --Milton.
4. To cast the young prematurely; to slink; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc. [Prov. Eng.]
5. Weaving To wind yarn off bobbins for forming the warp of a web; to wind a warp on a warp beam.
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.
n 1: a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way
of judging or acting [syn: deflection]
2: a shape distorted by twisting or folding [syn: buckle]
3: a moral or mental distortion [syn: 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]
2: bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The
highway buckled during the heatwave" [syn: heave, buckle]