What is warp?

  • (noun): A moral or mental distortion.
    Synonyms: warping
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on warp:

Warp - Other Uses
... Weak Axiom of Revealed Preferences, an axiom in the economic theory of revealed preference Warp!, a 1970s Broadway play Wood warping, a deviation from flatness due to uneven drying of wood Warp (weaving ...
Lancashire Loom - The Loom - Movements
... Shedding The operation of dividing the warp into two lines, so that the shuttle can pass between these lines ... Open Shed-The warp threads are moved when the pattern requires it-from one line to the other ... Closed Shed-The warp threads are all placed level in one line after each pick ...
Cross Level - Transverse Elevation - Warp
... Warp is the difference in crosslevel of any two points within the specific distance along the track ... The warp parameter in the track geometry is used to specify the maximum in the crosslevel difference of the track in any segment (tangents, curves and spirals) ... Without the maximum warp parameter, the regulation on crosslevel alone may not be sufficient ...
Hazel Warp
... Hazel Warp (November 11, 1914 – August 26, 2008) was an American stuntwoman ... Warp rode and trained horses in the film, was Leigh's stand-in in all of her horseback-riding scenes ...
Swift (textiles) - Uses
... Swifts are also sometimes used by weavers in preparing the warp if the yarn for the warp comes in a hank, the warp can be wound directly onto the warping board from ...

More definitions of "warp":

  • (noun): A twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting.
    Synonyms: deflection
  • (verb): Bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat.
    Synonyms: heave, buckle
  • (verb): Make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story.
    Synonyms: falsify, distort, garble
  • (noun): Yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof.
  • (noun): A shape distorted by twisting or folding.
    Synonyms: buckle

Famous quotes containing the word warp:

    All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive. But strong natures, backwoodsmen, New Hampshire giants, Napoleons, Burkes, Broughams, Websters, Kossuths, are inevitable patriots, until their life ebbs, and their defects and gout, palsy and money, warp them.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Nothing shall warp me from the belief that every man is a lover of truth. There is no pure lie, no pure malignity in nature. The entertainment of the proposition of depravity is the last profligacy and profanation. There is no scepticism, no atheism but that. Could it be received into common belief, suicide would unpeople the planet.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Much of what Mr. Wallace calls his global thinking is, no matter how you slice it, still “globaloney.” Mr. Wallace’s warp of sense and his woof of nonsense is very tricky cloth out of which to cut the pattern of a post-war world.
    Clare Boothe Luce (1903–1987)