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Definition of Warp


  1. To twist the end surfaces of (an aerocurve in an aeroplane) in order to restore or maintain equilibrium.
  2. To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to utter.
  3. To turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend out of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise.
  4. To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or incline; to pervert.
  5. To weave; to fabricate.
  6. To tow or move, as a vessel, with a line, or warp, attached to a buoy, anchor, or other fixed object.
  7. To cast prematurely, as young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc.
  8. To let the tide or other water in upon (lowlying land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of warp, or slimy substance.
  9. To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred, as yarns.
  10. To arrange (yarns) on a warp beam.
  11. 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.
  12. to turn or incline from a straight, true, or proper course; to deviate; to swerve.
  13. To fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave, like a flock of birds or insects.
  14. To cast the young prematurely; to slink; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc.
  15. To wind yarn off bobbins for forming the warp of a web; to wind a warp on a warp beam.
  16. The threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and crossed by the woof.
  17. 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.
  18. A slimy substance deposited on land by tides, etc., by which a rich alluvial soil is formed.
  19. A premature casting of young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc.
  20. Four; esp., four herrings; a cast. See Cast, n., 17.
  21. The state of being warped or twisted; as, the warp of a board.

Warp Quotations

Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein's general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.
Stephen Hawking

Conservatives believe in smaller government and in the power of the electorate. So I think that we're less likely to try to use a dramatic forum to warp people's political views.
David Mamet

It is theoretically possible to warp spacetime itself, so you're not actually moving faster than the speed of light, but it's actually space that's moving.
Elon Musk

Technologies that may be realized in centuries or millennium include: warp drive, traveling faster than the speed of light, parallel universes; are there other parallel dimensions and parallel realities? Time travel that we mentioned and going to the stars.
Michio Kaku

No movement can afford to be caught in a time warp and exist in a state of suspended animation.
Theodore Bikel
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Warp Translations

warp in German is verzerren
warp in Spanish is urdimbre
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