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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·ing, n.
 1. The act or process of one who, or that which, warps.
 2. The art or occupation of preparing warp or webs for the weaver.
 Warping bank, a bank of earth raised round a field to retain water let in for the purpose of enriching land. --Craig.
 Warping hook, a hook used by rope makers for hanging the yarn on, when warping it into hauls for tarring.
 Warping mill, a machine for warping yarn.
 Warping penny, money, varying according to the length of the thread, paid to the weaver by the spinner on laying the warp. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
 Warping post, a strong post used in warping rope-yarn.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a moral or mental distortion [syn: warp]