Definition of weaver in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwiːvə/


1A person who weaves fabric.
Example sentences
  • We set out for the neighbouring village of Kethan, where simple weavers wove the delicate fabric of cotton and silk embroidered with gold and silver.
  • Silver wire was used by embroiderers, lace-makers and weavers for embellishing high-quality fabrics.
  • It had two butchers, two coopers, two weavers, a shoemaker, blacksmith, a cornmill, a pound, a lime kiln and, of course, a pub.
2 (also weaver bird) A finch-like songbird of tropical Africa and Asia, related to the sparrows and building elaborately woven nests.
  • Family Ploceidae: several genera, in particular Ploceus, and numerous species.
Example sentences
  • A weaver bird uses its own body as a template as it builds the hemispherical egg chamber of its nest.
  • To burn those extra calories, a colony of 150 weavers with no nest would have to catch and eat 4,500 more insects each day.
  • Well they're in the trees in our street… All the usual ones - sunbirds, weavers, orioles and so on.

Words that rhyme with weaver

achiever, believer, cleaver, deceiver, diva, Eva, fever, Geneva, griever, heaver, leaver, lever, Neva, perceiver, receiver, reiver, reliever, retriever, Shiva, underachiever, viva, weever

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