Definition of web
1 : a fabric on a loom or in process of being removed from a loom
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)
4a : a thin metal sheet, plate, or stripb : the plate connecting the upper and lower flanges of a girder or railc : the arm of a crank
6 : the series of barbs on each side of the shaft of a feather : vane
7a : a continuous sheet of paper manufactured or undergoing manufacture on a paper machineb : a roll of paper for use in a rotary printing press
8 : the part of a ribbed vault between the ribs
webbedplay \ˈwebd\ adjective
weblikeplay \ˈweb-ˌlīk\ adjective
Examples of web in a Sentence
I spent the afternoon surfing the Web.
The spider was spinning its web.
Recent Examples of web from the Web
Naturally, the animal lovers of the Web went wiiiilllld, and almost instantly started sharing their own snaps of their matching pet manis.
Web pages open slower on Tor than on Chrome and other regular browsers.
Leonard named June library employee Naperville Public Library's web developer, Patricia Leonard, was selected as the June Employee of the Month for her work developing the library's new website with modern capabilities.
Measurement firm Integral Ad Science says the average rate for video ad viewability on other sites around the web is 50%.
Crown Point came in at No. 5 in the state, Valparaiso, 7; Hobart, 8; and Munster, 9, according to CreditDonkey.com, a credit card comparison and financial education web site.
But Sunday night, SAG-AFTRA posted an ominous note on its Web site, indicating that the actors’ union has hit a major obstacle in its negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
A new online demo from the web developer AlteredQualia combines two deep learning research projects to terrifying effect.
In brackets next to that option is an IP address, usually 10.100.XXX.X. Note that number, and then from another device’s web browser type in the following: http://10.100.XXX.X:8080.
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Origin and Etymology of web
Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse vefr web, Old English wefan to weave
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use of web
WEB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of web for English Language Learners
: 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)
WEB Defined for Kids
Definition of web for Students
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
Definition of web for Students
: to join or surround with strands woven together
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