Definition of Warp

1. Noun. A twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting.

Exact synonyms: Deflection
Generic synonyms: Aberrance, Aberrancy, Aberration, Deviance

2. Verb. Make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story.
Exact synonyms: Distort, Falsify, Garble
Specialized synonyms: Mangle, Murder, Mutilate
Generic synonyms: Belie, Misrepresent
Derivative terms: Distortion, Distortion, Distortion, Falsification, Falsifier, Falsity, Falsity, Warping

3. Noun. A shape distorted by twisting or folding.
Exact synonyms: Buckle
Generic synonyms: Distorted Shape, Distortion
Derivative terms: Buckle

4. Verb. Bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat. "The highway buckled during the heat wave"
Exact synonyms: Buckle, Heave
Generic synonyms: Change Surface
Specialized synonyms: Lift
Derivative terms: Buckle, Heave

5. Noun. A moral or mental distortion.
Exact synonyms: Warping
Generic synonyms: Deformation, Distortion

6. Noun. Yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof.
Substance meronyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile
Generic synonyms: Thread, Yarn
Group relationships: Weave

Definition of Warp

1. v. t. To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to utter.

2. v. i. 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.

3. n. The threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and crossed by the woof.

4. v. t. To twist the end surfaces of (an aërocurve in an aëroplane) in order to restore or maintain equilibrium.

5. v. t. To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to utter.

6. v. i. 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.

7. n. The threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and crossed by the woof.

8. v. t. To twist the end surfaces of (an aërocurve in an aëroplane) in order to restore or maintain equilibrium.

Definition of Warp

1. Noun. (obsolete) A throw; a cast. ¹

2. Noun. (dialectal) A cast of fish (herring, haddock, etc.); four, as a tale of counting fish. ¹

3. Noun. (dialectal) The young of an animal when brought forth prematurely; a cast lamb, kid. calf, or foal. ¹

4. Noun. The sediment which subsides from turbid water; the alluvial deposit of muddy water atificially introduced into low lands in order to enrich or fertilise them. ¹

5. Noun. The state of being bent or twisted out of shape. ¹

6. Noun. A cast or twist; a distortion or twist, such as in a piece of wood. ¹

7. Noun. (weaving) The threads that run lengthwise in a woven fabric; crossed by the woof or weft. ¹

8. Noun. (nautical) A line or cable used in warping a ship. ¹

9. Noun. A theoretical construct that permits travel across a medium without passing through it normally, such as a teleporter or time warp. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive obsolete except dialectally) To throw; cast; toss; hurl; fling. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive obsolete except dialectally) To utter; ejaculate; enunciate; give utterance to. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive dialectal) To bring forth (young) prematurely, said of cattle, sheep, horses, etc. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive dialectal) To cause a person to suddenly come into a particular state; throw. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive dialectal) (context: of the wind or sea) To toss or throw around; carry along by natural force. ¹

15. Verb. (ambitransitive dialectal) (context: of a door) To throw open; open wide. ¹

16. Verb. To twist or turn something out of shape ¹

17. Verb. To deflect something from a true or proper course ¹

18. Verb. To affect something wrongly, unfairly or unfavourably; to bias ¹

19. Verb. To arrange strands of thread etc so that they run lengthwise in weaving ¹

20. Verb. To weave, hence (context: figuratively) to fabricate; plot. ¹

21. 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 ¹

22. Verb. (intransitive) To become twisted out of shape ¹

23. Verb. (intransitive) To go astray or be deflected from a correct course ¹

24. Verb. (intransitive nautical) (for a ship) to be moved by warping ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Warp

1. to turn or twist out of shape [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Warp

1. 1. To turn, twist, or be twisted out of shape; especially, 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. 5. To wind yarn off bobbins for forming the warp of a web; to wind a warp on a warp beam. 1. To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to utter. 2. To turn or twist out of shape; especially, 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. "While doth he mischief warp." (Sternhold) 5. 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. 7. To let the tide or other water in upon (lowlying land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of warp, or slimy substance. 8. To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred, as yarns. 9. To arrange (yarns) on a warp beam. Warped surface, a surface generated by a straight line moving so that no two of its consecutive positions shall be in the same plane. Origin: OE. Warpen; fr. Icel. Varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. Verpa to throw; akin to Dan. Varpe to warp a ship, Sw. Varpa, AS. Weorpan to cast, OS. Werpan, OFries. Werpa, D. & LG. Werpen, G. Werfen, Goth. Wairpan; cf. Skr. Vrj to twist. Cf. Wrap. 1. The threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and crossed by the woof. 2. 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. 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. 5. Four; especially, four herrings; a cast. See Cast. 6. [From Warp, v] 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. Origin: AS. Wearp; akin to Icel. Varp a casting, throwing, Sw. Varp the draught of a net, Dan. Varp a towline, OHG. Warf warp, G. Werft. See Warp. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Warp

warning(a)
warning bell
warning coloration
warning device
warning light
warning of attack
warning of war
warning signal
warning track
warning tracks
warningless
warningly
warnings
warns
warnstore
warp and woof
warp bubble
warp bubbles
warp factor
warp knit
warp speed
warp speeds
warpage
warpages
warpaint
warpaints
warpath
warpaths
warped

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