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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Warp  \Warp\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Warped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Warping}.]  [OE.  warpen;  fr  Icel.  varpa  to  throw,  cast,  varp 
  a  casting,  fr  verpa  to  throw;  akin  to  Dan.  varpe  to  warp  a 
  ship,  Sw  varpa,  AS  weorpan  to  cast,  OS  werpan  OFries 
  werpa,  D.  &  LG  werpen,  G.  werfen  Goth.  wa['i]rpan;  cf  Skr. 
  vrj  to  twist.  ????.  Cf  {Wrap}.] 
  1.  To  throw;  hence  to  send  forth,  or  throw  out  as  words  to 
  utter.  [Obs.]  --Piers  Plowman. 
  2.  To  turn  or  twist  out  of  shape;  esp.,  to  twist  or  bend  out 
  of  a  flat  plane  by  contraction  or  otherwise. 
  The  planks  looked  warped.  --Coleridge. 
  Walter  warped  his  mouth  at  this  To  something  so  mock 
  solemn,  that  I  laughed.  --Tennyson. 
  3.  To  turn  aside  from  the  true  direction;  to  cause  to  bend  or 
  incline;  to  pervert. 
  This  first  avowed,  nor  folly  warped  my  mind. 
  I  have  no  private  considerations  to  warp  me  in  this 
  controversy.  --Addison. 
  We  are  divested  of  all  those  passions  which  cloud 
  the  intellects,  and  warp  the  understandings,  of  men. 
  4.  To  weave;  to  fabricate.  [R.  &  Poetic.]  --Nares. 
  While  doth  he  mischief  warp.  --Sternhold. 
  5.  (Naut.)  To  tow  or  move  as  a  vessel,  with  a  line  or  warp, 
  attached  to  a  buoy,  anchor,  or  other  fixed  object. 
  6.  To  cast  prematurely,  as  young;  --  said  of  cattle,  sheep, 
  etc  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  7.  (Agric.)  To  let  the  tide  or  other  water  in  upon  (lowlying 
  land),  for  the  purpose  of  fertilization,  by  a  deposit  of 
  warp,  or  slimy  substance.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  8.  (Rope  Making)  To  run  off  the  reel  into  hauls  to  be  tarred, 
  as  yarns. 
  9.  (Weaving)  To  arrange  (yarns)  on  a  warp  beam. 
  {Warped  surface}  (Geom.),  a  surface  generated  by  a  straight 
  line  moving  so  that  no  two  of  its  consecutive  positions 
  shall  be  in  the  same  plane.  --Davies  &  Peck. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Warp  \Warp\,  v.  i. 
  1.  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  shrinking. 
  One  of  you  will  prove  a  shrunk  panel,  and  like 
  green  timber,  warp,  warp.  --Shak. 
  They  clamp  one  piece  of  wood  to  the  end  of  another, 
  to  keep  it  from  casting,  or  warping.  --Moxon. 
  2.  to  turn  or  incline  from  a  straight,  true,  or  proper 
  course;  to  deviate;  to  swerve. 
  There  is  our  commission,  From  which  we  would  not 
  have  you  warp.  --Shak. 
  3.  To  fly  with  a  bending  or  waving  motion;  to  turn  and  wave, 
  like  a  flock  of  birds  or  insects. 
  A  pitchy  cloud  Of  locusts,  warping  on  the  eastern 
  wind.  --Milton. 
  4.  To  cast  the  young  prematurely;  to  slink;  --  said  of 
  cattle,  sheep,  etc  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  5.  (Weaving)  To  wind  yarn  off  bobbins  for  forming  the  warp  of 
  a  web;  to  wind  a  warp  on  a  warp  beam. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Warp  \Warp\,  n.  [AS.  wearp;  akin  to  Icel.  varp  a  casting, 
  throwing,  Sw  varp  the  draught  of  a  net,  Dan.  varp  a  towline, 
  OHG.  warf  warp,  G.  werft.  See  {Warp},  v.] 
  1.  (Weaving)  The  threads  which  are  extended  lengthwise  in  the 
  loom,  and  crossed  by  the  woof. 
  2.  (Naut.)  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. 
  3.  (Agric.)  A  slimy  substance  deposited  on  land  by  tides, 
  etc.,  by  which  a  rich  alluvial  soil  is  formed.  --Lyell. 
  4.  A  premature  casting  of  young;  --  said  of  cattle,  sheep, 
  etc  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  5.  Four  esp.,  four  herrings;  a  cast.  See  {Cast},  n.,  17. 
  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Wright. 
  6.  [From  {Warp},  v.]  The  state  of  being  warped  or  twisted; 
  as  the  warp  of  a  board. 
  {Warp  beam},  the  roller  on  which  the  warp  is  wound  in  a  loom. 
  {Warp  fabric},  fabric  produced  by  warp  knitting. 
  {Warp  frame},  or  {Warp-net  frame},  a  machine  for  making  warp 
  lace  having  a  number  of  needles  and  employing  a  thread  for 
  each  needle. 
  {Warp  knitting},  a  kind  of  knitting  in  which  a  number  of 
  threads  are  interchained  each  with  one  or  more  contiguous 
  threads  on  either  side  --  also  called  {warp  weaving}. 
  {Warp  lace},  or  {Warp  net},  lace  having  a  warp  crossed  by 
  weft  threads. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Warp  \Warp\,  v.  t.  (A["e]ronautics) 
  To  twist  the  end  surfaces  of  (an  a["e]rocurve  in  an 
  a["e]roplane)  in  order  to  restore  or  maintain  equilibrium. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  twist  or  aberration;  especially  a  perverse  or  abnormal  way 
  of  judging  or  acting  [syn:  {deflection}] 
  2:  a  shape  distorted  by  twisting  or  folding  [syn:  {buckle}] 
  3:  a  moral  or  mental  distortion  [syn:  {warping}] 
  4:  threads  arranged  lengthways  on  a  loom  and  crossed  by  the 
  v  1:  make  false  by  mutilation  or  addition;  as  of  a  message  or 
  story  [syn:  {falsify},  {distort},  {garble}] 
  2:  bend  out  of  shape,  as  under  pressure  or  from  heat;  "The 
  highway  buckled  during  the  heatwave"  [syn:  {heave},  {buckle}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 

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