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spider

[ spahy-der ]
/ ˈspaɪ dər /
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noun
verb (used with object)
Digital Technology. to digitally survey (websites), following and cataloging their links in order to index web pages for a search engine: Her company spiders the web for cheap flights and vacation deals.Compare crawl1 (def. 9).
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Origin of spider

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English spithre, Old English spīthra, akin to spinnan “to spin”; cognate with Danish spinder. See spin

OTHER WORDS FROM spider

spi·der·less, adjectivespi·der·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spider

spider
/ (ˈspaɪdə) /

noun

Word Origin for spider

Old English spīthra; related to Danish spinder, German Spinne; see spin
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