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Etymology 1

Old English wearp

Noun

Singular
warp

Plural
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  1. (uncountable) The state of being bent or twisted out of shape.
  2. A distortion or twist, such as in a piece of wood.
  3. The threads that run lengthwise in a woven fabric; crossed by the woof.
  4. (nautical) A line or cable used in warping a ship.
  5. A theoretical construct that permits travel across a medium without passing through it normally, such as a teleporter or time warp.
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Etymology 2

Old English weorpan

Verb

Infinitive
to warp

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to warp (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To twist or turn something out of shape
  2. To deflect something from a true or proper course
  3. To affect something wrongly, unfairly or unfavourably; to bias
  4. To arrange strands of thread etc so that they run lengthwise in weaving
  5. (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
    • 1883: Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      We had a dreary morning's work before us, for there was no sign of any wind, and the boats had to be got out and manned, and the ship warped three or four miles around the corner of the island...
  6. (intransitive) To become twisted out of shape
  7. (intransitive) To go astray or be deflected from a correct course
  8. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (for a ship) to be moved by warping
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