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
Browne-Louis was caught in the web further by deleting text messages from McCullum and making misleading statements to law enforcement and a federal grand jury.
Punch your address into the app or Web site, and in 90-ish minutes your crew will arrive.
An announcement from Bondi’s office said the three companies also must disclose the fee on their web sites, in online reservation paths and at the rental car counter.
AAAS, for example, has a valuable Web site offering tools and resources for beginners.
More visitors meant more pageviews, which meant more ads, which meant maybe the news organizations could pay their journalists with enough pennies from web ads.
Dr. Paul O'Malley posted a letter on the district web site with a breakdown of the fees last week.
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.
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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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