from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The threads that run crosswise in a woven fabric, at right angles to the warp threads.
- n. The texture of a fabric.
- n. The characteristically deep, gruff bark of a dog.
- n. A sound similar to a woof.
- intransitive v. To make this sound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the set of yarns placed crosswise in a loom, interlaced with the warp, carried by the shuttle.
- n. A fabric; the texture of a fabric.
- n. The sound a dog makes when barking.
- interj. Expression of strong physical attraction for someone.
- v. To make a woofing sound
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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The threads that cross the warp in a woven fabric; the weft; the filling; the thread usually carried by the shuttle in weaving.
- n. Texture; cloth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The thread that is carried by the shuttle and is woven into the warp by being passed back and forth through successive sheds, or partings made in the warp or lengthwise threads by the action of heddles; the threads that run from side to side of a web; the weft.
- n. Texture; cloth: as. a pall of softest woof.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
Alteration (influenced by warp) of Middle English oof, from Old English ōwef : ō-, on, on; see on + wefan, to weave.
Imitative.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English oof, owf, from Old English ōwef, āwef, from ō- ("on") + wef ("web"), from wefan ("to weave"), from Proto-Germanic *webanan (to weave), from Proto-Indo-European *webh-/*wobh- (to weave, to lace together). (Wiktionary)