spider's web


Definition of spider's web


  1. :  a network of sticky threads made by a spider and used as a resting place and a trap for food

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  any of an order (Araneae synonym Araneida) of arachnids having a short, usually unsegmented abdomen linked to the cephalothorax by the pedicel, chelicerae modified into poison fangs, and two or more pairs of spinnerets at the posterior end of the abdomen for spinning threads of silk for various uses (as in making cocoons for their eggs or webs to catch prey) Spiders are further characterized by leglike pedipalps near the mouth, usually eight simple eyes, and book lungs or tracheae in the abdomen.

    :  a cast-iron frying pan originally made with short feet to stand among coals on the hearth

    :  any of various devices consisting of a frame or skeleton with radiating arms or members

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

    :  cobweb, spiderweb

    :  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

  1. :  to construct or form a web

    :  to cover with a web or network

    :  ensnare, entangle

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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