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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 warp /ˈwɔrp/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]