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warp Tweet Definition of warp Like Definition of warp on Facebook
noun
  1. The state of being bent or twisted out of shape.
  2. A distortion or twist, such as in a piece of wood.
  3. The threads that run lengthwise in a woven fabric; crossed by the woof.
  4. (nautical) A line or cable used in warping a ship.
verb
  1. To twist or turn something out of shape
  2. To deflect something from a true or proper course
  3. To affect something wrongly, unfairly or unfavourably; to bias
  4. To arrange strands of thread etc so that they run lengthwise in weaving
  5. (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
    • 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : We had a dreary morning's work before us, for there was no sign of any wind, and the boats had to be got out and manned, and the ship warped three or four miles around the corner of the island...
windrow Tweet Definition of windrow Like Definition of windrow on Facebook
noun
  1. a row of cut grain allowed to dry in a field
  2. a line of leaves etc heaped up by the wind
  3. a similar streak of seaweed etc on the surface of the sea formed by Langmuir circulation
winnow Tweet Definition of winnow Like Definition of winnow on Facebook
noun
  1. That which winnows or which is used in winnowing; a contrivance for fanning or winnowing grain.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To free or separate grain or the like from chaff or refuse matter, usually by means of wind.
  2. (intransitive) To move about with a flapping motion, as of wings; to flutter.
  3. (transitive) To fan; set in motion by means of wind; specifically, to expose (grain) to a current of air in order to separate and drive off chaff, refuse particles, etc.
  4. (transitive) To blow upon; to toss about by blowing.
  5. (transitive) To separate, expel, or disperse by or as by fanning or blowing; to sift or weed out; to separate or distinguish, as one thing from another.
  6. (transitive) To set in motion or vibration; to beat as with a fan or wings.
  7. (transitive) To wave to and fro; to flutter; to flap.
  8. (transitive) To pursue or accomplish with a waving or flapping motion, as of wings.
  9. (transitive) Figuratively, to subject to a process analogous to the winnowing of grain; to separate into parts according to kind; to sift; to analyze or scrutinize carefully; to examine; to test.
woodcraft Tweet Definition of woodcraft Like Definition of woodcraft on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of the skills related to a woodland habitat, especially those relating to outdoor survival; these skills collectively
  2. (uncountable) The skill of woodcarving
wood lot Tweet Definition of wood lot Like Definition of wood lot on Facebook
noun
  1. An area of land used for the growing of timber
workhorse Tweet Definition of workhorse Like Definition of workhorse on Facebook
noun
  1. A horse used primarily for work; a draft horse
  2. (by extension) Anyone or thing that does a lot of work; who works consistently or regularly.
    Those old machines are not very glamorous, but even 20 years after their introduction, they are still the workhorses of the industry.

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