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NOUN (2)

1. a craftsman who weaves cloth;

2. finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their elaborately woven nests;
[syn: weaver, weaverbird, weaver finch]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Weaver \Weav"er\, n. 1. One who weaves, or whose occupation is to weave. "Weavers of linen." --P. Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) A weaver bird. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) An aquatic beetle of the genus Gyrinus. See Whirling. [1913 Webster] Weaver bird (Zool.), any one of numerous species of Asiatic, Fast Indian, and African birds belonging to Ploceus and allied genera of the family Ploceidae. Weaver birds resemble finches and sparrows in size, colors, and shape of the bill. They construct pensile nests composed of interlaced grass and other similar materials. In some of the species the nest is retort-shaped, with the opening at the bottom of the tube. Weavers' shuttle (Zool.), an East Indian marine univalve shell (Radius volva); -- so called from its shape. See Illust. of Shuttle shell, under Shuttle. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whirligig \Whirl"i*gig\, n. [Whirl + gig.] [1913 Webster] 1. A child's toy, spun or whirled around like a wheel upon an axis, or like a top. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything which whirls around, or in which persons or things are whirled about, as a frame with seats or wooden horses. [1913 Webster] With a whirligig of jubilant mosquitoes spinning about each head. --G. W. Cable. [1913 Webster] 3. A mediaeval instrument for punishing petty offenders, being a kind of wooden cage turning on a pivot, in which the offender was whirled round with great velocity. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of beetles belonging to Gyrinus and allied genera. The body is firm, oval or boatlike in form, and usually dark colored with a bronzelike luster. These beetles live mostly on the surface of water, and move about with great celerity in a gyrating, or circular, manner, but they are also able to dive and swim rapidly. The larva is aquatic. Called also weaver, whirlwig, and whirlwig beetle. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

weaver n 1: a craftsman who weaves cloth 2: finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their elaborately woven nests [syn: weaver, weaverbird, weaver finch]
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Weaver, AL -- U.S. city in Alabama Population (2000): 2619 Housing Units (2000): 1133 Land area (2000): 2.645372 sq. miles (6.851482 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.645372 sq. miles (6.851482 sq. km) FIPS code: 80352 Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01 Location: 33.755701 N, 85.808541 W ZIP Codes (1990): 36277 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Weaver, AL Weaver