warp: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (wôrp), [key]
- to bend or twist out of shape, esp. from a straight or flat form, as timbers or flooring.
- to bend or turn from the natural or true direction or course.
- to distort or cause to distort from the truth, fact, true meaning, etc.; bias; falsify: Prejudice warps the mind.
- to curve or bend (a wing or other airfoil) at the end or ends to promote equilibrium or to secure lateral control.
- to move (a vessel) into a desired place or position by hauling on a rope that has been fastened to something fixed, as a buoy or anchor.
- to fertilize (land) by inundation with water that deposits alluvial matter.
- to become bent or twisted out of shape, esp. out of a straight or flat form: The wood has warped in drying.
- to be or become biased; hold or change an opinion due to prejudice, external influence, or the like.
- to warp a ship or boat into position.
- (of a ship or boat) to move by being warped.
- (of a stratum in the earth's crust) to bend slightly, to a degree that no fold or fault results.
- a bend, twist, or variation from a straight or flat form in something, as in wood that has dried unevenly.
- a mental twist, bias, or quirk, or a biased or twisted attitude or judgment.
- the set of yarns placed lengthwise in the loom, crossed by and interlaced with the weft, and forming the lengthwise threads in a woven fabric. See diag. under
- a situation, environment, etc., that seems characteristic of another era, esp. in being out of touch with contemporary life or attitudes, etc.
- Also calleda rope for warping or hauling a ship or boat along or into position.
- alluvial matter deposited by water, esp. water let in to inundate low land so as to enrich it.
- warp (Thesaurus)
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