1. weft

noun. the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving.


  • weave
  • pick
  • woof
  • cloth
  • thread
  • fabric
  • material
  • yarn
  • filling


  • unbraid
  • unweave
  • untwist
  • stay in place


  • wefan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word weft

1. Noun, singular or mass
Satin weave is made using less yarn, leaving only the warp or the weft to stand out on one side of the fabric.

2. Adjective
Crosscutting is considered one of the two straight of grain cuts; crosscuts are made along the cross-grain, which is formed by the weft threads of a measure of fabric.

3. Verb, past tense
The thread count refers to the number of warp and weft threads to be found in a square inch of fabric.