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web

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noun \ˈweb\

Simple Definition of web

  • : 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. 1 :  a fabric on a loom or in process of being removed from a loom

  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 6 :  the series of barbs on each side of the shaft of a feather :  vane

  7. 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. 8 :  the part of a ribbed vault between the ribs

  9. 9 capitalized :  world wide web

webbed play \ˈwebd\ adjective
web·like play \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

Rhymes with web


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web

verb

Definition of web

webbedweb·bing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to construct or form a web

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to cover with a web or network

  5. 2 :  ensnare, entangle

  6. 3 :  to provide with a web



1604

First Known Use of web

1604


Medical Dictionary

web

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noun \ˈweb\

Medical Definition of web

  1. :  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)

  2. webbed \ˈwebd\play adjective






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