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1web

noun \ˈweb\

: a net made from silk threads woven together by a spider

: a complicated arrangement or pattern of things

: an area of skin that is between the fingers or toes of an animal or bird (such as a duck)

Full Definition of WEB

1
:  a fabric on a loom or in process of being removed from a loom
2
a :  cobweb, spiderweb
b :  a network of silken thread spun especially by the larvae of various insects (as a tent caterpillar) and usually serving as a nest or shelter
3
:  a tissue or membrane of an animal or plant; especially :  that uniting fingers or toes either at their bases (as in humans) or for a greater part of their length (as in many waterbirds)
4
a :  a thin metal sheet, plate, or strip
b :  the plate connecting the upper and lower flanges of a girder or rail
c :  the arm of a crank
5
:  something resembling a web:
a :  snare, entanglement <a web of intrigue> <ensnarled in a web of folly — D. A. Stockman>
b :  an intricate pattern or structure suggestive of something woven :  network
6
:  the series of barbs on each side of the shaft of a feather :  vane
7
a :  a continuous sheet of paper manufactured or undergoing manufacture on a paper machine
b :  a roll of paper for use in a rotary printing press
8
:  the part of a ribbed vault between the ribs
9
capitalized :  world wide web
webbed \ˈwebd\ adjective
web·like \ˈweb-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of WEB

  1. I spent the afternoon surfing the Web.
  2. The spider was spinning its web.

Origin of WEB

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse vefr web, Old English wefan to weave
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Insect Terms

drone, entomology, gadfly, pismire, proboscis, vespine

Rhymes with WEB

2web

verb
webbedweb·bing

Definition of WEB

intransitive verb
:  to construct or form a web
transitive verb
1
:  to cover with a web or network
3
:  to provide with a web

First Known Use of WEB

1604
WEBBED Defined for Kids

1web

noun \ˈweb\

Definition of WEB for Kids

2
:  a network of threads spun especially by the larvae of certain insects (as tent caterpillars) and usually serving as a nest or shelter
3
:  something that catches and holds like a spider's web <He was caught in a web of lies.>
4
:  a complex pattern like something woven <a web of trails>
5
:  a layer of skin or tissue that joins the toes of an animal (as a duck)
6
cap :  world wide web

2web

verb
webbedweb·bing

Definition of WEB for Kids

:  to join or surround with strands woven together
Medical Dictionary

web

noun \ˈweb\

Medical Definition of WEB

:  a tissue or membrane of an animal or plant; especially :  that uniting fingers or toes either at their bases (as in humans) or for a greater part of their length (as in many waterbirds)
webbed \ˈwebd\ adjective

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