On the warpath, on a hostile expedition; hence, colloquially, about to attack a person or measure.

(Warp"er) n.

1. One who, or that which, warps or twists out of shape.

2. One who, or that which, forms yarn or thread into warps or webs for the loom.

(Warp"ing), n.

1. The act or process of one who, or that which, warps.

2. The art or occupation of preparing warp or webs for the weaver. Craig.

Warping bank, a bank of earth raised round a field to retain water let in for the purpose of enriching land. Craig.Warping hook, a hook used by rope makers for hanging the yarn on, when warping it into hauls for tarring.Warping mill, a machine for warping yarn.Warping penny, money, varying according to the length of the thread, paid to the weaver by the spinner on laying the warp. [Prov. Eng.] Wright.Warping post, a strong post used in warping rope-yarn.

(War"proof`) n. Valor tried by war.

(War"ra*gal) n. (Zoöl.) The dingo.

(War"ran*dice) n. [See Warrantise.] (Scots Law) The obligation by which a person, conveying a subject or a right, is bound to uphold that subject or right against every claim, challenge, or burden arising from circumstances prior to the conveyance; warranty. [Written also warrandise.] Craig.

(War"rant) n. [OE. warant, OF. warant a warrant, a defender, protector, F. garant, originally a p. pr. pf German origin, fr. OHG. weren to grant, warrant, G. gewähren; akin to OFries. wera. Cf. Guarantee.]

1. That which warrants or authorizes; a commission giving authority, or justifying the doing of anything; an act, instrument, or obligation, by which one person authorizes another to do something which he has not otherwise a right to do; an act or instrument investing one with a right or authority, and thus securing him from loss or damage; commission; authority. Specifically: —

(a) A writing which authorizes a person to receive money or other thing.

(b) (Law) A precept issued by a magistrate authorizing an officer to make an arrest, a seizure, or a search, or do other acts incident to the administration of justice.

(c) (Mil. & Nav.) An official certificate of appointment issued to an officer of lower rank than a commissioned officer. See Warrant officer, below.

2. That which vouches or insures for anything; guaranty; security.

I give thee warrant of thy place.

His worth is warrant for his welcome hither.

3. That which attests or proves; a voucher.

Warpage to Wash

(Warp"age) n. The act of warping; also, a charge per ton made on shipping in some harbors.

(War"path`) n. The route taken by a party of Indians going on a warlike expedition. Schoolcraft.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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