Warp

Noun

  • A theoretical construct that permits travel across a medium without passing through it normally, such as a teleporter or time warp.
  • (dialectal) A cast of fish (herring, haddock, etc.); four, as a tale of counting fish.
  • (uncountable) The state of being bent or twisted out of shape.
  • (nautical) A line or cable used in warping a ship.
  • (obsolete) A throw; a cast.
  • The sediment which subsides from turbid water; the alluvial deposit of muddy water artificially introduced into low lands in order to enrich or fertilise them.
  • (weaving) The threads that run lengthwise in a woven fabric; crossed by the woof or weft.
  • (dialectal) The young of an animal when brought forth prematurely; a cast lamb, kid, calf, or foal.
  • A cast or twist; a distortion or twist, such as in a piece of wood.

Verb

  • (intransitive) To fly with a bending or waving motion, like a flock of birds or insects.
  • (intransitive) To travel across a medium without passing through it normally, as by using a teleporter or time warp.
  • (transitive, dialectal) To bring forth (young) prematurely, said of cattle, sheep, horses, etc.
  • (transitive, intransitive, dialectal, of a door) To throw open; open wide.
  • (intransitive) To become twisted out of shape.
  • To arrange strands of thread etc so that they run lengthwise in weaving
  • (intransitive, nautical) (for a ship) To be moved by warping.
  • (ropemaking) To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred, as yarns.
  • (transitive, obsolete outside dialects) To utter; ejaculate; enunciate; give utterance to.
  • (transitive, dialectal, of the wind or sea) To toss or throw around; carry along by natural force.
  • (transitive) To deflect something from a true or proper course.
  • To affect something wrongly, unfairly or unfavourably; to bias
  • (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
  • (agriculture) To let the tide or other water in upon (low-lying land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of warp, or slimy substance.
  • (transitive, obsolete outside dialects) To throw; cast; toss; hurl; fling.
  • (transitive, dialectal) To cause a person to suddenly come into a particular state; throw.
  • (transitive) To twist or turn something out of shape.
  • (intransitive) To go astray or be deflected from a correct course
  • (obsolete, rare, poetic) To weave, hence (figuratively) to fabricate; plot.

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