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web

web

 
pronunciation:
web
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin and fragile structure spun by spiders and the larvae of certain insects.
A fly was caught in the spider's web.
 
synonyms:
cobweb
similar words:
gossamer
definition 2: (sometimes cap.) shortened form of "World Wide Web" a part of the Internet consisting of a network of specially formatted documents, called pages, that are linked to each other (usu. preceded by the).
I'm sure you can find out the information on the web.
definition 3: a complicated design or scheme.
a web of intrigue
synonyms:
mesh, net, tissue
similar words:
design, dragnet, labyrinth, maze, network, noose, plot, scheme, snare, tangle
definition 4: a fabric made by weaving.
synonyms:
lace, mesh
similar words:
gauze, gossamer, net, netting, screen, screening, tissue, webbing, weft
definition 5: any network that is similar to woven material.
a web of cords and wires behind his stereo
synonyms:
network, webbing
similar words:
cobweb, fabric, lattice, latticework, maze, tangle
definition 6: a membrane connecting the toes of various water birds and water animals.
similar words:
webbing
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: webbed, webbing, webs
definition: to cover or envelop with, or as if with, a web.
synonyms:
entangle, net
similar words:
enmesh, envelop, snare, tangle, trap
derivations: webless (adj.), weblike (adj.)
Word History
The word web comes from an Old English word that means "woven fabric."
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