1. used especially of timbers or boards
; bent out of shape usually by moisture
; - Example: "the floors were warped and cracked"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Warp \Warp\ (w[add]rp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warped
(w[add]rpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Warping.] [OE. warpen; fr.
Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to
throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS.
weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen,
G. werfen, Goth. wa['i]rpan; cf. Skr. v[.r]j to twist.
[root]144. Cf. Wrap.]
1. To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to
utter. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
2. To turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend out
of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise.
The planks looked warped. --Coleridge.
Walter warped his mouth at this
To something so mock solemn, that I laughed.
3. To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or
incline; to pervert.
This first avowed, nor folly warped my mind.
I have no private considerations to warp me in this
We are divested of all those passions which cloud
the intellects, and warp the understandings, of men.
4. To weave; to fabricate. [R. & Poetic.] --Nares.
While doth he mischief warp. --Sternhold.
5. (Naut.) To tow or move, as a vessel, with a line, or warp,
attached to a buoy, anchor, or other fixed object.
6. To cast prematurely, as young; -- said of cattle, sheep,
etc. [Prov. Eng.]
7. (Agric.) To let the tide or other water in upon (lowlying
land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of
warp, or slimy substance. [Prov. Eng.]
8. (Rope Making) To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred,
9. (Weaving) To arrange (yarns) on a warp beam.
10. (Aeronautics) To twist the end surfaces of (an aerocurve
in an airfoil) in order to restore or maintain
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Warped surface (Geom.), a surface generated by a straight
line moving so that no two of its consecutive positions
shall be in the same plane. --Davies & Peck.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: used especially of timbers or boards; bent out of shape
usually by moisture; "the floors were warped and cracked"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
143 Moby Thesaurus words for "warped":
abandoned, affected, anamorphous, antiblack, apocryphal,
artificial, askew, assumed, asymmetric, bastard, bent, biased,
blemished, bogus, bowed, brummagem, chauvinistic, checked,
cicatrized, cockeyed, colorable, colored, contaminated, contorted,
corrupt, corrupted, counterfeit, counterfeited, cracked, crazed,
crazy, crooked, crumpled, crunched, debased, debauched, decadent,
defaced, defective, deformed, degenerate, degraded, depraved,
deviative, disfigured, dissolute, distorted, doctrinaire, dogmatic,
dressed up, dummy, embellished, embroidered, ersatz, factitious,
fake, faked, falsified, faulty, feigned, fictitious, fictive,
flawed, garbled, illegitimate, imitation, influenced, interested,
involved, irregular, jaundiced, junky, keloidal, kinked,
know-nothing, labyrinthine, lopsided, make-believe, man-made,
marred, mock, morally polluted, nonobjective, nonsymmetric,
one-sided, opinionated, partial, partisan, perverted, phony,
pimpled, pimply, pinchbeck, polluted, prejudiced, prepossessed,
pretended, profligate, pseudo, put-on, quasi, queer, racist,
reprobate, rotten, scabbed, scabby, scarified, scarred,
self-styled, sexist, sham, shoddy, simulated, so-called,
soi-disant, split, sprung, spurious, steeped in iniquity,
superpatriotic, supposititious, swayed, synthetic, tainted,
tendentious, tin, tinsel, titivated, tortuous, twisted,
ultranationalist, unauthentic, undetached, undispassionate,
ungenuine, unnatural, unneutral, unreal, unsymmetric,
vice-corrupted, vitiated, xenophobic