What does the word warp mean?

Usage examples for warp

  1. The weaving was done on an upright or warp- weighted loom. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. If soaked in boiling water some species shrink and warp more than if dried without this treatment. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner
  3. And with all of its defects it was splendid because the warp thereof was purpose and the woof enthusiasm. – The Precipice by Elia Wilkinson Peattie