warp v.

to travel through space by way of a space warp n.

SF Encyclopedia


  • 1946 F. Brown Placet is a Crazy Place in Astounding Science Fiction May 129/1 page image Fredric Brown bibliography

    The Ark…would warp through space to a point a safe distance outside the Argyle I-II system and come in on rocket power.

  • 1949 T. Sturgeon in Astounding Science Fiction June 133/1 Theodore Sturgeon

    Earth was ready for him when he warped in.

  • 1950 R. A. Heinlein Farmer in Sky (1975) iv. 52 Robert A. Heinlein bibliography

    The little line was followed by a heavier line and then they warped us together, slowly.

  • 1962 M. Z. Bradley Sword of Aldones v. 51 Marion Zimmer Bradley bibliography

    Any attempt to make an exact molecular duplicate of a matrix like the one commanding Sharra—is it ninth level or tenth?—would warp half the planet right out of spacetime.

  • 1984 D. Duane My Enemy, my Ally ii. 28 Diane Duane bibliography

    We have to break off our researches here…and go warping off on some fleet maneuver two thousand light-years away.

  • 1989 J. M. Dillard Lost Years iii. 78 J. M. Dillard

    If it’s excitement you want, we could have you warping all over the galaxy again.

  • 2013 Herald-Times (Bloomington, Indiana) 16 May d5/4

    Kirk and his first officer, the logical Mr. Spock…, warp toward the Neutral Zone separating Federation space from the Klingon Empire.

Research requirements

antedating 1946

Earliest cite

1946 F. Brown in Astounding Science Fiction May

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