- vt. 编织；编排；使迂回前进
- vi. 纺织；编成；迂回行进
- n. 织物；织法；编织式样
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1. 相信很多人都用过或者听说过 Dreamweaver 这款大名鼎鼎的软件吧，Adobe Dreamweaver，简称“DW”，中文名称"梦想编织者"，是一款非常牛逼的所见即所得的网页编辑器，是网页制作三剑客之一。
2. Dreamweaver => Dream + weave + -er.
- weave: English has two distinct verbs weave, but they have grown to resemble each other closely over the centuries. Weave ‘make cloth’ [OE] goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *weben, which also produced German weben, Dutch weven, Swedish väva, and Danish voeve. It was formed from the base *web-, *wab- (source also of English wafer, web, and weft [OE]), which in turn went back to Indo-European *webh-, *wobh-, probable source of English wasp. Weave ‘take a zigzag course’  was probably borrowed from Old Norse veifa.
This was descended from prehistoric Germanic *weibjan, which came from the Indo-European base *weib-, *wib- ‘move quickly’ (source also of English vibrate, whip, and wipe). At first it meant ‘move about, travel’ (‘Then the evil ghost fares out of the man and weaves wide … seeking rest’, 11th-century English poem). The notion of ‘moving from side to side, threading one’s way’ did not emerge until the 16th century, presumably through the influence of the other verb weave.
=> wafer, wasp, web, weft; vibrate, whip, wipe
- weave (v.1)
- Old English wefan "to weave, form by interlacing yarn," figuratively "devise, contrive, arrange" (class V strong verb; past tense wæf, past participle wefen), from Proto-Germanic *weban (cognates: Old Norse vefa, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch weven, Old High German weban, German weben "to weave"), from PIE *webh- "to weave;" also "to move quickly" (cognates: Sanskrit ubhnati "he laces together," Persian baftan "to weave," Greek hyphe, hyphos "web," Old English webb "web").
The form of the past tense altered in Middle English from wave to wove. Extended sense of "combine into a whole" is from late 14c.; meaning "go by twisting and turning" is from 1640s. Related: Wove; woven; weaving.
- weave (n.)
- 1580s, "something woven," from weave (v.). Meaning "method or pattern of weaving" is from 1888.
- weave (v.2)
- c. 1200, "to move from one place to another," of uncertain origin, perhaps from weave (v.1). From early 14c. as "move to and fro;" 1590s as "move side to side." Use in boxing is from 1818. Related: Weaved; weaving.
- 1. Fabrics with a close weave are ideal for painting.
- 2. In one room, young mothers weave while babies doze in their laps.
- 3. People weave threads into cloth.
- 4. They would spin and weave cloth, cook and attend to the domestic side of life.
- 5. They discovered that they could shear sheep, take the wool, weave it and fashion the material into warm coats and suits,.
- 他们发现他们能够剪羊毛 、 纺绒线、织成毛料, 然后把毛料做成暖和的衣服.
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