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cobweb

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noun cob·web \ˈkäb-ˌweb\

Simple Definition of cobweb

  • : the threads of old spider webs that are found in areas that have not been cleaned for a long time

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cobweb

  1. 1 a :  the network spread by a spider :  spiderweb b :  tangles of the silken threads of a spiderweb usually covered with accumulated dirt and dust

  2. 2 :  something that entangles, obscures, or confuses <a cobweb of law and politics>

cobwebbed

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Examples of cobweb in a sentence

  1. Dirt and cobwebs filled the corners of the room.

  2. The barn is filled with cobwebs.



Origin and Etymology of cobweb

Middle English coppeweb, from coppe spider (from Old English ātorcoppe) + web; akin to Middle Dutch coppe spider


First Known Use: 14th century



COBWEB Defined for Kids

cobweb

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noun cob·web \ˈkäb-ˌweb\

Definition of cobweb for Students

  1. 1 :  spiderweb

  2. 2 :  tangles of threads of old spiderwebs usually covered with dirt and dust




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