the World Wide Web

Definition of the World Wide Web

  1. :  the part of the Internet that can be looked at with a special program (called a browser) and that is made up of many documents which are linked together

Word by Word Definitions

worldplay World
  1. :  the earthly state of human existence

    :  the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it

    :  individual course of life :  career

  1. :  of or relating to the world

    :  extending or found throughout the world :  worldwide

    :  involving or applying to part of or the whole world

wideplay Wide
  1. :  having great extent :  vast

    :  extending over a vast area :  extensive

    :  comprehensive, inclusive

  1. :  over a great distance or extent :  widely

    :  so as to leave much space or distance between

    :  so as to pass at or clear by a considerable distance

webplay Web
  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 (such 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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