I spent the afternoon surfing the Web.
The spider was spinning its web.
Recent Examples on the Web
Four years later, under Nathan Jones, who replaced Still as manager, the team finished second in League Two and was promoted to League One.—Simon Akam, The New Yorker, 10 Nov. 2023 Few people used it; most of Spatial’s engagement was happening on mobile or in web browsers.—WIRED, 9 Nov. 2023
The knit accessory features a button snap detail and webbing to remove with ease.—Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 14 Nov. 2023 The 2018 game famously lifted wholesale the fluid combat mechanics of the other big superhero series, Rocksteady’s Arkham trilogy, trading in Batman’s billionaire kit for webbing.—Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 16 Oct. 2023 Tiny spider mites will leave small dots on foliage and can often be detected from webbing on the plant.—Steve Bender, Southern Living, 15 Aug. 2023 The piece also featured a deep v-neckline with material that appeared like webbing from the top of the design all the way to the middle of her waist.—Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 2 Sep. 2023 What seems like a simple series of pockets and compartments on webbing plays a critical role in keeping jobs and DIY projects running smoothly.—Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 7 Aug. 2023 To control these insect pests, regularly prune off and destroy any buds that don’t unfurl properly. –Check plants for spider mites and blast any fine nets of webbing on the undersides of leaves with a strong jet of water, or apply insecticidal soap.—Deanna Kizis, Sunset Magazine, 9 May 2023 The exterior walls were webbed with white roses cultivated from cuttings of Freud’s own flowers.—Parul Sehgal, The New Yorker, 14 Aug. 2023 It’s made from a durable polyester jacquard webbing that gently wraps around your foot’s natural contours.—Todd Plummer, Robb Report, 13 May 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse vefr web, Old English wefan to weave
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1