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web  (wb)
n.
1.
a. A woven fabric, especially one on a loom or just removed from it.
b. The structural part of cloth.
2. A latticed or woven structure: A web of palm branches formed the roof of the hut.
3. A structure of delicate, threadlike filaments characteristically spun by spiders or certain insect larvae.
4. Something intricately contrived, especially something that ensnares or entangles: caught in a web of lies.
5. A complex, interconnected structure or arrangement: a web of telephone wires.
6. often Web The World Wide Web.
7. A radio or television network.
8. A membrane or fold of skin connecting the toes, as of certain amphibians, birds, and mammals.
9. The barbs on each side of the shaft of a birds feather; a vane.
10. Baseball A piece of leather or leather mesh that fills the space between the thumb and forefinger of a baseball glove. Also called trap1, webbing.
11. Architecture A space or compartment between the ribs or groins of a vault. Also called cell.
12. A metal sheet or plate connecting the heavier sections, ribs, or flanges of a structural element.
13. A thin metal plate or strip, as the bit of a key or the blade of a saw.
14. A large continuous roll of paper, such as newsprint, either in the process of manufacture or as it is fed into a web press.
tr.v. webbed, web·bing, webs
1. To provide with a web.
2. To cover or envelop with a web.
3. To ensnare in a web.

[Middle English, from Old English; see webh- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: The word Web is usually capitalized when referring to the World Wide Web: Many sites on the Web have information about used cars. In this use, however, the word is increasingly found lowercase, and this usage may become dominant. See Usage Note at website.

web [wɛb]
n
1. any structure, construction, fabric, etc., formed by or as if by weaving or interweaving Related adj retiary
2. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Zoology) a mesh of fine tough scleroprotein threads built by a spider from a liquid secreted from its spinnerets and used to trap insects See also cobweb [1]
3. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Zoology) a similar network of threads spun by certain insect larvae, such as the silkworm
4. (Clothing, Personal Arts & Crafts / Textiles) a fabric, esp one in the process of being woven
5. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Zoology) a membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds or the digits of such aquatic mammals as the otter
6. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Zoology) the vane of a birds feather
7. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Architecture) Architect the surface of a ribbed vault that lies between the ribs
8. (Engineering / Mechanical Engineering) the central section of an I-beam or H-beam that joins the two flanges of the beam
9. (Engineering / General Engineering) any web-shaped part of a casting used for reinforcement
10. (Engineering / Mechanical Engineering) the radial portion of a crank that connects the crankpin to the crankshaft
11. (Engineering / Metallurgy) a thin piece of superfluous material left attached to a forging; fin
12. (Communication Arts / Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a.  a continuous strip of paper as formed on a paper machine or fed from a reel into some printing presses
b.  (as modifier) web offset a web press
13. (Clothing, Personal Arts & Crafts / Textiles) the woven edge, without pile, of some carpets
14. (Electronics & Computer Science / Computer Science)
a.  (often capital; preceded by the) short for World Wide Web
b.  (as modifier) a web site web pages
15. any structure, construction, etc., that is intricately formed or complex a web of intrigue
vb webs, webbing, webbed
1. (tr) to cover with or as if with a web
2. (tr) to entangle or ensnare
3. (intr) to construct a web
[Old English webb; related to Old Saxon, Old High German webbi, Old Norse vefr]
webless  adj
weblike  adj

web  (wb)
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. also Web The World Wide Web.
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