• (v. t.) To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to
• (v. t.) To turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend out
of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise.
• (v. t.) To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or
incline; to pervert.
• (v. t.) To weave; to fabricate.
• (v. t.) To tow or move, as a vessel, with a line, or warp,
attached to a buoy, anchor, or other fixed object.
• (v. t.) To cast prematurely, as young; -- said of cattle, sheep,
• (v. t.) To let the tide or other water in upon (lowlying land),
for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of warp, or slimy
• (v. t.) To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred, as yarns.
• (v. t.) To arrange (yarns) on a warp beam.
• (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
• (v. i.) to turn or incline from a straight, true, or proper
course; to deviate; to swerve.
• (v. i.) To fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave,
like a flock of birds or insects.
• (v. i.) To cast the young prematurely; to slink; -- said of
cattle, sheep, etc.
• (v. i.) To wind yarn off bobbins for forming the warp of a web; to
wind a warp on a warp beam.
• (v.) The threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and
crossed by the woof.
• (v.) 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.
• (v.) A slimy substance deposited on land by tides, etc., by which
a rich alluvial soil is formed.
• (v.) A premature casting of young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc.
• (v.) Four; esp., four herrings; a cast. See Cast, n., 17.
• (v.) The state of being warped or twisted; as, the warp of a