Warps vs Tarps - What's the difference?

warps | tarps |


As a verb warps

is (warp).

As a noun tarps is

.

warps

English

Verb

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  • (warp)
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    warp

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) warp, werp, from (etyl) wearp, . Cognate with (etyl) warp, (etyl) warp, (etyl) Warf, (etyl) varp, (etyl) varp.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A throw; a cast.
  • (dialectal) A cast of fish (herring, haddock, etc.); four, as a tale of counting fish.
  • (dialectal) The young of an animal when brought forth prematurely; a cast lamb, kid, calf, or foal.
  • The sediment which subsides from turbid water; the alluvial deposit of muddy water artificially introduced into low lands in order to enrich or fertilise them.
  • (uncountable) The state of being bent or twisted out of shape.
  • A cast or twist; a distortion or twist, such as in a piece of wood.
  • (weaving) The threads that run lengthwise in a woven fabric; crossed by the woof or weft.
  • (nautical) A line or cable used in warping a ship.
  • A theoretical construct that permits travel across a medium without passing through it normally, such as a teleporter or time warp.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) werpen, weorpen, worpen, from (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (transitive, obsolete, outside, dialects) To throw; cast; toss; hurl; fling.
  • (transitive, obsolete, outside, dialects) To utter; ejaculate; enunciate; give utterance to.
  • (dialectal) To bring forth (young) prematurely, said of cattle, sheep, horses, etc.
  • (dialectal) To cause a person to suddenly come into a particular state; throw.
  • (transitive, dialectal, of the wind or sea) To toss or throw around; carry along by natural force.
  • (ambitransitive, dialectal, of a door) To throw open; open wide.
  • To twist or turn something out of shape.
  • * Coleridge
  • The planks looked warped .
  • * Tennyson
  • Walter warped his mouth at this / To something so mock solemn, that I laughed.
  • * , chapter=16
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=The preposterous altruism too!
  • To deflect something from a true or proper course.
  • * Dryden
  • This first avowed, nor folly warped my mind.
  • * Addison
  • I have no private considerations to warp me in this controversy.
  • * Southey
  • We are divested of all those passions which cloud the intellects, and warp the understandings, of men.
  • To become twisted out of shape.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • One of you will prove a shrunk panel, and, like green timber, warp .
  • * Moxon
  • They clamp one piece of wood to the end of another, to keep it from casting, or warping .
  • To go astray or be deflected from a correct course
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • There is our commission, / From which we would not have you warp .
  • To affect something wrongly, unfairly or unfavourably; to bias
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=June 3, author=Nathan Rabin
  • , title= TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Mr. Plow” (season 4, episode 9; originally aired 11/19/1992) , passage=It gives a pair of drunken bums direction, purpose and thriving small businesses but it destroys their friendship and warps their morals in the process.}}
  • To arrange strands of thread etc so that they run lengthwise in weaving
  • (obsolete, rare, poetic) To weave, hence (figuratively) to fabricate; plot.
  • * Sternhold
  • while doth he mischief warp
    (Nares)
  • (nautical) To move a vessel by hauling on a line or cable that is fastened to an anchor or pier; especially to move a sailing ship through a restricted place such as a harbour
  • * 1883: (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Treasure Island)
  • We had a dreary morning's work before us, for there was no sign of any wind, and the boats had to be got out and manned, and the ship warped three or four miles around the corner of the island.
  • (nautical) (for a ship) To be moved by warping.
  • To fly with a bending or waving motion, like a flock of birds or insects.
  • * (John Milton)
  • A pitchy cloud / Of locusts, warping on the eastern wind.
  • (agriculture) To let the tide or other water in upon (low-lying land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of warp, or slimy substance.
  • (ropemaking) To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred, as yarns.
  • To travel across a medium without passing through it normally, as by using a teleporter or time warp.
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    tarps

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