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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

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>

cob·webbed play \-ˌwebd\ adjective

Examples of cobweb

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

  2. The barn is filled with cobwebs.



Origin of cobweb

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


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with cobweb



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