web

[ web ]
/ wɛb /

noun

verb (used with object), webbed, web·bing.

to cover with or as if with a web; envelop.
to ensnare or entrap.

verb (used without object), webbed, web·bing.

to make or form a web.

Origin of web

before 900; Middle English (noun), Old English; cognate with Dutch, Low German webbe, Old Norse vefr; akin to weave

Related forms

web·less, adjectiveweb·like, adjective

Word story

16. See Internet
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British Dictionary definitions for web

web

/ (wɛb) /

noun

verb webs, webbing or webbed

Derived Forms

webless, adjectiveweblike, adjective

Word Origin for web

Old English webb; related to Old Saxon, Old High German webbi, Old Norse vefr
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Medicine definitions for web

web

[ wĕb ]

n.

A membrane or fold of skin connecting the toes, as of certain mammals.
A structure of delicate, threadlike filaments characteristically spun by spiders.
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Science definitions for web

web

[ wĕb ]

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.
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.
also Web The World Wide Web.
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Culture definitions for web

Web


See Internet.

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