(Weav"er*fish`) n. [See Weever.] (Zoöl.) See Weever.
1. The act of one who, or that which, weaves; the act or art of forming cloth in a loom by the union or
intertexture of threads.
2. (Far.) An incessant motion of a horse's head, neck, and body, from side to side, fancied to resemble
the motion of a hand weaver in throwing the shuttle. Youatt.
(Wea"zand) n. See Weasand. [Obs.]
(Wea"zen) a. [See Wizen.] Thin; sharp; withered; wizened; as, a weazen face.
They were weazen and shriveled.Dickens.
(Wea"zen*y) a. Somewhat weazen; shriveled. [Colloq.] "Weazeny, baked pears." Lowell.
(Web) n. [OE. webbe, AS. webba. See Weave.] A weaver. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Web), n. [OE. web, AS. webb; akin to D. web, webbe, OHG. weppi, G. gewebe, Icel. vefr,
Sw. väf, Dan. væv. See Weave.]
1. That which is woven; a texture; textile fabric; esp., something woven in a loom.
Penelope, for her Ulysses' sake,Spenser.
Devised a web her wooers to deceive.
Not web might be woven, not a shuttle thrown, or penalty of exile.Bancroft.
2. A whole piece of linen cloth as woven.
3. The texture of very fine thread spun by a spider for catching insects at its prey; a cobweb. "The smallest
spider's web." Shak.
4. Fig.: Tissue; texture; complicated fabrication.
The somber spirit of our forefathers, who wove their web of life with hardly a . . . thread of rose-color
Such has been the perplexing ingenuity of commentators that it is difficult to extricate the truth from the
web of conjectures.W. Irving.