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EtymologyEdit

From Old English webb, from Proto-Germanic *wabją, from Proto-Indo-European *webʰ- (weave).

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NounEdit

web (plural webs)

  1. The silken structure a spider builds using silk secreted from the spinnerets at the caudal tip of its abdomen; a spiderweb.
    A spider's web
    The sunlight glistened in the dew on the web.
  2. Any interconnected set of persons, places, or things, which when diagrammed resembles a spider's web.
    • Hawthorne
      the sombre spirit of our forefathers, who wove their web of life with hardly a single thread of rose-colour or gold
    • Washington Irving
      Such has been the perplexing ingenuity of commentators that it is difficult to extricate the truth from the web of conjectures.
  3. Specifically, the World Wide Web (often capitalized Web).
    Let me search the web for that.
  4. (baseball) The part of a baseball mitt between the forefinger and thumb, the webbing.
    A baseball glove, with a web between the thumb and forefinger
    He caught the ball in the web.
  5. A latticed or woven structure.
    The gazebo's roof was a web made of thin strips of wood.
    • George Bancroft
      The colonists were forbidden to manufacture any woollen, or linen, or cotton fabrics; not a web might be woven, not a shuttle thrown, on penalty of exile.
  6. The interconnection between flanges in structural members, increasing the effective lever arm and so the load capacity of the member.
  7. (rail transport) The thinner vertical section of a railway rail between the top (head) and bottom (foot) of the rail.
    Profile of flat-bottomed and bullhead railway rail showing the web
  8. A fold of tissue connecting the toes of certain birds, or of other animals.
  9. The series of barbs implanted on each side of the shaft of a feather, whether stiff and united together by barbules, as in ordinary feathers, or soft and separate, as in downy feathers.
  10. (manufacturing) A continuous strip of material carried by rollers during processing.
  11. (lithography) A long sheet of paper which is fed from a roll into a printing press, as opposed to individual sheets of paper.
  12. (dated) A band of webbing used to regulate the extension of the hood of a carriage.
  13. A thin metal sheet, plate, or strip, as of lead.
    • Fairfax
      And Christians slain roll up in webs of lead.
    1. The blade of a sword.
      • Fairfax
        The sword, whereof the web was steel, / Pommel rich stone, hilt gold.
    2. The blade of a saw.
    3. The thin, sharp part of a colter.
    4. The bit of a key.

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Proper nounEdit

the web

  1. Alternative capitalization of Web: the World Wide Web.
    I found it on the web.

VerbEdit

web (third-person singular simple present webs, present participle webbing, simple past and past participle webbed)

  1. (intransitive) to construct or form a web
  2. (transitive) to cover with a web or network
  3. (transitive) to ensnare or entangle
  4. (transitive) to provide with a web

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *web, from Proto-Germanic *wabją, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *webʰ- (weave).

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NounEdit

web n (plural webben, diminutive webje n)

  1. web
  2. the World Wide Web

GermanEdit

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web

  1. Imperative singular of weben.
  2. (colloquial)First-person singular present of weben.

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English web. [1]

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NounEdit

web (plural webek)

  1. (computing) web (Internet)

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  1. ^ Tótfalusi István, Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára. Tinta Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2005, ISBN 963 7094 20 2

ItalianEdit

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English

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web m (invariable)

  1. (computing) web (Internet)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English web.

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web f (uncountable)

  1. (computing) web (Internet)

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