- a woven fabric, especially a whole piece of cloth in the course of being woven or after it comes from the loom.
- the flat woven strip, without pile, often found at one or both ends of an Oriental rug.
- the series of barbs on each side of the shaft of a feather.
- the series on both sides, collectively.
verb (used with object), webbed, web·bing.
verb (used without object), webbed, web·bing.
Origin of web
Synonyms for web
Related Words for webscreen, net, network, filigree, cobweb, tangle, fabric, lattice, gossamer, texture, snarl, plait, interconnection, maze, morass, fiber, labyrinth, warp, toil, mesh
Examples from the Web for web
Contemporary Examples of web
He was referring to web censorship behind the Great Firewall.China’s Internet Is Freer Than You Think
December 27, 2014
The caller mentioned my work, which focused primarily on consumer products, mobile apps, emerging start-ups, and web trends.A Female Writer’s New Milestone: Her First Death Threat
December 1, 2014
White-bread ISIS recruits, culled from the wastelands of Web 2.0, call that tidy division into terrible question.The FBI’s Bogus ISIS Bust
November 21, 2014
The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Nov 10-16, 2014
November 16, 2014
The reality star bared her infamous behind on the cover of Paper magazine, and the web went wild.Kim Kardashian Bares Her Shiny, Bounteous Butt, Breaks the Internet
November 12, 2014
Historical Examples of web
The information on Web pages, etc. is correct as of 21 May 1997.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
She pointed to the web of beautifully-woven cloth in the loom.Tanglewood Tales
Have patience, therefore, till I shall have finished the web that I am weaving.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew
Josephine Preston Peabody
As well try to mend a spider's web when you have put your boot through it.The Incomplete Amorist
And then one day the web of that particular convention broke.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
- a continuous strip of paper as formed on a paper machine or fed from a reel into some printing presses
- (as modifier)web offset; a web press
- the web (often capital) short for World Wide Web
- (as modifier)a web site; web pages
verb webs, webbing or webbed
Word Origin for web
Old English webb "woven fabric," from Proto-Germanic *wabjam "fabric, web" (cf. Old Saxon webbi, Old Norse vefr, Dutch webbe, Old High German weppi, German gewebe "web"), from PIE *webh- "to weave" (see weave (v.)).
Meaning "spider's web" is first recorded early 13c. Applied to the membranes between the toes of ducks and other aquatic birds from 1570s. Internet sense is from 1992, shortened from World Wide Web (1990). Web browser, web page both also attested 1990.