cobweb

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noun cob·web \ ˈkäb-ˌweb \

Definition of cobweb

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 :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.

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Origin and Etymology of cobweb

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



COBWEB Defined for English Language Learners

cobweb

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Definition of cobweb for English Language Learners

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


COBWEB Defined for Kids

cobweb

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noun cob·web \ ˈkäb-ˌweb \

Definition of cobweb for Students

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


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