web

/wɛb / (say web)

noun
1. something formed as by weaving or interweaving.
2. a thin silken fabric spun by spiders, and also by the larvae of some insects, as the tent caterpillars, etc.; cobweb.
3. a woven fabric, especially a whole piece of cloth in the course of being woven or after it comes from the loom.
4. anything resembling this, as seeming to be interlaced, tightly woven, or closely linked.
5. a tangled intricate state of circumstances, events, etc.: the web of intrigue.
6. Zoology
a. a membrane which connects the digits of an animal.
b. that which connects the toes of aquatic birds and aquatic mammals.
7. Ornithology
a. the series of barbs on each side of the shaft of a feather.
b. the series on both sides, collectively.
8. the vertical member in a rolled or fabricated beam.
9. Machinery the radius portion of a crank, connecting the axle and the crankpin.
10. cell1 (def. 13).
11. a large reel of paper, especially as used in certain types of printing.
verb (t) (webbed, webbing)
12. to cover with or as with a web; envelop.
adjective
13. of or relating to the web (def. 15).
phrase
14. the deep Web, the body of information available on the the web (def. 15) which is not accessible through general search engines, but which may be accessed directly through specific web pages, as entries in an online telephone directory, etc.
15. the web or the Web, Also, World Wide Web. a large-scale, networked information system for documents in HTML released to users of the internet.
{Middle English and Old English; related to weave1}
webless, adjective
weblike, adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
, , , / (of the eye), / / (as in the feet of swimming birds)


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