1. To turn, twist, or be twisted out of shape; especially, to be twisted or bent out of a flat plane; as, a board warps in seasoning or shrinking. One of you will prove a shrunk panel, and, like green timber, warp, warp. (Shak) They clamp one piece of wood to the end of another, to keep it from casting, or warping. (Moxon)
6. To describe the rigid stance affected by the Budgerigar/Parakeet when it is startled by sudden sounds, actions or movement within its surroundings. 'Don't slam the door, for my Parakeet will warp. Also 'warpy': 'My use of the vacuum cleaner made the budgie warpy'.
2. To turn or twist out of shape; especially, 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. (Tennyson)
3. To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or incline; to pervert. This first avowed, nor folly warped my mind. (Dryden) I have no private considerations to warp me in this controversy. (Addison) We are divested of all those passions which cloud the intellects, and warp the understandings, of men. (Southey)
4. To weave; to fabricate. While doth he mischief warp. (Sternhold)
9. To arrange (yarns) on a warp beam.
Origin: 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. Wairpan; cf. Skr. Vrj to twist. Cf. Wrap.
6. [From warp, v] The state of being warped or twisted; as, the warp of a board. Warp beam, the roller on which the warp is wound in a loom. Warp fabric, fabric produced by warp knitting. Warp 72c frame, or warp-net frame, a machine for making warp lace having a number of needles and employing a thread for each needle. Warp knitting, a kind of knitting in which a number of threads are interchained each with one or more contiguous threads on either side; also called warp weaving. Warp lace, or warp net, lace having a warp crossed by weft threads.