Past Tense Of Weave: Weaved or Wove? (Pronunciation & Usage)

By Benjamin Essek

What Is The Past Tense Of Weave?

According to the Britannica Dictionary, the weave past tense is weaved or wove. The verb weave is an irregular verb, so it does not follow the regular rules of English verb conjugation.

Other verb conjugations of weave are weaves in 3rd person singular present tense, weaving in the present participle tense, and weaved or woven in the past participle tense. You can watch the table below to make it clearer.

Simple Present He/She/It weaves

I/You/We/They weave

Present Continuous He/She/It is weaving

I am weaving

You/We/They are weaving

Present Perfect He/She/It has weaved/woven

I/You/We/They have weaved/woven

Present Perfect Continuous He/She/It has been weaving

I/You/We/They have been weaving

Simple Past He/She/It/I/You/We/They weaved/wove
Past Continuous I/He/She/It was weaving

You/We/They were weaving

Past Perfect He/She/It/I/You/We/They had weaved/woven
Past Perfect Continuous He/She/It/I/You/We/They had been weaving
Simple Future He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall weave
Future Continuous He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall be weaving
Future Perfect He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have weaved/woven
Future Perfect Continuous He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have been weaving

How do you spell weave, weaved, and wove naturally? The below videos will help you.

How to say weave: 

How to say weaved: 

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According to the phonetic rule, the IPA transcription of weave is /wiːv/, and of weaved is /wiːvd/. Wove is transcribed as /wəʊv/, and woven is transcribed as /ˈwəʊvn/. You can watch the table below for more information.

Form of word



weave /wiːv/







weaved/woven /wiːvd/




Definitions And How To Use Weaved/Wove?

What is the weave definition? According to Collins Dictionary, the English verb weave has 4 following meanings:

Example: This forest at night looks quite creepy, so you will pass by and encounter hundreds of spider webs. Most spiders weave almost invisible webs, so you will always get them every step of the way.

Example: Lily is the smartest woman I’ve ever known. Christmas is coming, so she is weaving the flowers into a garland to decorate every door in the house.

Example: We went through the Ma Pi Leng area, which contains a beautiful picture of the peace of the villages and the trails that weaves through a range of hills.

Example: The biography weaves the various strains of scientist Einstein’s life. At each stage, he reaps proud achievements, but along with that is the effort and trade-off.

The past tense of weave has the same meaning as its base form. Such the past form of other words, the weave past tense is used to talk about things that happened and were completed in the past. You can check out the examples below to make them clearer.



Choose the correct verb tense to fill in the (a), (b), and (c):

  1. He had discovered the girl he had been looking for all along. He (a) his way through the crowd and followed her all afternoon until sunset over the quiet street.

A. weave

B. weaves

C. weaved/wove

D. weaving

(The correct answer: C)

2. The Mongol tribes and the peoples of the Atlantic (b) enough animal skins to prepare for the harsh winter to come. This process has become the way of life for thousands of people in these regions.

A. woven

B. weaved

C. weaves

D. wove

(The correct answer: B&D)

3. Jim: Have you prepared anything for Lily’s birthday party next week?

Jinny: I’m preparing with everything I have. I (c) dozens of garlands, each with a different meaning. The gifts that I prepared were also equal to her age. I hope she likes it.

Jim: Great! The little girl will be so happy!

A. weaved/wove

B. weaves

C. weaving

D. woven

(The correct answer: A)


What Are Synonyms And Antonyms Of Weave?

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the synonyms of the verb weave are: enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, inweave, lace, ply, twist, wreathe, and writhe.

The antonyms of weave are: disentangle, unwind, untangle, uncoil, and untwine.

“Weave” Is a Transitive Or Intransitive Verb?

Weave is both a transitive and intransitive verb when its meaning is to form cloth by interlacing strands or to move in a devious, winding way to avoid things that are in one’s way. The weave is a transitive verb when it has the remaining meanings.

Is Weave A Noun?

Yes. The weave is also a noun. According to Oxfordlearners Dictionaries, the noun weave means the way threads are arranged in a woven piece or the pattern that the threads make.

Example: I am a loyal customer of this textile store. They make quality products, and the designs are also extremely beautiful. Whether a fine or rough weave, they can meet all of them.