web (plural webs)
- The silken structure a spider builds using silk secreted from the spinnerets at the caudal tip of its abdomen; a spiderweb.
- The sunlight glistened in the dew on the web.
- Any interconnected set of persons, places, or things, which when diagrammed resembles a spider's web.
- 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.
- Specifically, the World Wide Web (often capitalized Web).
- Let me search the web for that.
- (baseball) The part of a baseball mitt between the forefinger and thumb, the webbing.
- He caught the ball in the web.
- 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.
- The interconnection between flanges in structural members, increasing the effective lever arm and so the load capacity of the member.
- (rail transport) The thinner vertical section of a railway rail between the top (head) and bottom (foot) of the rail.
- A fold of tissue connecting the toes of certain birds, or of other animals.
- 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.
- (manufacturing) A continuous strip of material carried by rollers during processing.
- (lithography) A long sheet of paper which is fed from a roll into a printing press, as opposed to individual sheets of paper.
- (dated) A band of webbing used to regulate the extension of the hood of a carriage.
- A thin metal sheet, plate, or strip, as of lead.
- And Christians slain roll up in webs of lead.
spiderweb — see spiderweb
any interconnected set of persons, places, or things
the World Wide Web (also spelled Web)
the part of a baseball mitt between the forefinger and thumb, the webbing
a latticed or woven structure
a fold of tissue connecting the toes of certain birds
a continuous strip of material carried by rollers during processing
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- (intransitive) to construct or form a web
- (transitive) to cover with a web or network
- (transitive) to ensnare or entangle
- (transitive) to provide with a web
- (Netherlands) IPA(key): /ʋɛp/
- (Limburg) IPA(key): /wɛp/, /wɛb/
- (Belgium) IPA(key): /wɛp/, /β̞ɛp/
- (Suriname) IPA(key): /wɛp/
- the World Wide Web
web f (uncountable)