Web definition

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A latticed or woven structure.

A web of palm branches formed the roof of the hut.

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A complex, interconnected structure or arrangement.

A web of telephone wires.

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A membrane or fold of skin connecting the toes, as of certain amphibians, birds, and mammals.
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(baseball) A piece of leather or leather mesh that fills the space between the thumb and forefinger of a baseball glove.
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The World Wide Web.
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A radio or television network.
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Web is defined as to cover or trap.

An example of to web is for a spider to catch bugs for food.

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The barbs on each side of the shaft of a bird's feather; a vane.
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(architecture) A space or compartment between the ribs or groins of a vault.
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A metal sheet or plate connecting the heavier sections, ribs, or flanges of a structural element.
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A thin metal plate or strip, as the bit of a key or the blade of a saw.
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A large continuous roll of paper, such as newsprint, either in the process of manufacture or as it is fed into a web press.
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A woven fabric, especially one on a loom or just removed from it.
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The structural part of cloth.
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To provide with a web.
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To cover or envelop with a web.
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To ensnare in a web.
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Any woven fabric; esp., a length of cloth being woven on a loom or just taken off.
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A carefully woven trap or snare.
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A complicated work of the mind, imagination, etc.

A web of lies.

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Anything like a web, as in intricacy of pattern or interconnection of elements; network.
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(archit.) The portion of a ribbed vault between the ribs.
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(mech.) The plate joining the flanges of a joist, girder, rail, etc.
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(printing) A large roll of paper used in a rotary press, designed for continuous feeding.
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The woven or spun network of a spider; cobweb.
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A similar network spun by the larvae of certain insects.
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Tissue or membrane.
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An abnormal membrane joining fingers or toes at the base.
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The vane of a feather.
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A membrane partly or completely joining the digits of various water birds, water animals, etc.
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To join by or as by a web.
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To cover with or as with a web.
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To catch or snare in or as in a web.
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A complex, interconnected structure or arrangement, as of fibers or filaments.
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An abnormal membrane or fold of skin connecting adjacent structures, such as fingers or toes.
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A membrane or fold of skin connecting the toes, as of certain amphibians, birds, and mammals.
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A structure of fine, elastic, threadlike filaments characteristically spun by spiders to catch insect prey. The larvae of certain insects also weave webs that serve as protective shelters for feeding and may include leaves or other plant parts.
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A membrane or fold of skin connecting the toes in certain animals, especially ones that swim, such as water birds and otters. The web improves the ability of the foot to push against water.
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The World Wide Web.
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See WWW.
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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.

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Any interconnected set of persons, places, or things, which when diagrammed resembles a spider's web.
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Specifically, the World Wide Web (often capitalized Web).

Let me search the web for that.

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(baseball) The part of a baseball mitt between the forefinger and thumb, the webbing.

He caught the ball in the web.

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A latticed or woven structure.

The gazebo's roof was a web made of thin strips of wood.

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The interconnection between flanges in structural members, increasing the effective lever arm and so the load capacity of the member.
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(rail transport) The thinner vertical section of a railway rail between the top (head) and bottom (foot) of the rail.
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A fold of tissue connecting the toes of certain birds, or of other animals.
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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.
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(manufacturing) A continuous strip of material carried by rollers during processing.
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(lithography) A long sheet of paper which is fed from a roll into a printing press, as opposed to individual sheets of paper.
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(dated) A band of webbing used to regulate the extension of the hood of a carriage.
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A thin metal sheet, plate, or strip, as of lead.
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Alternative capitalization of Web: the World Wide Web.

I found it on the web.

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(intransitive) To construct or form a web.
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To cover with a web or network.
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To provide with a web.
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The definition of a web is something formed by weaving or is short for the World Wide Web.

An example of a web is what a spider creates.

An example of the Web is the Internet, a network of computers that are connected to share information around the world.

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A structure of delicate, threadlike filaments characteristically spun by spiders or certain insect larvae.
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Something intricately contrived, especially something that ensnares or entangles.

Caught in a web of lies.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
web
Plural:
webs

Origin of web

  • Middle English from Old English webh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English webb, from Proto-Germanic *wabjÄ…, from Proto-Indo-European *webÊ°- (“weave").

    From Wiktionary