Origin of webbed
- 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 webbedsew, bind, unite, mend, fasten, weave, crochet, sewn, woven, spun, purled, web, intermingle, join, secure, cable, repair, heal, affix
Examples from the Web for webbed
Contemporary Examples of webbed
To make this point, I showed pictures of otherwise healthy humans who had been born with webbed feet and tails.My Debate With an ‘Intelligent Design’ Theorist
Karl W. Giberson
April 21, 2014
I am not good at cutting my losses; I am webbed in all around by dangling threads.The Men on the Dais
January 2, 2009
Historical Examples of webbed
Their great bodies were yellow: their outstretched hands were webbed.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
With a start, Bert noted that his fingers were webbed, as were his toes.Wanderer of Infinity
There was a terrific rending of tree trunks and webbed creepers.The Planetoid of Peril
His wife was doing her duty, his enemy was webbed: what else could matter?Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
By means of his webbed feet he could swim as easily as Mr. Crow could fly.The Tale of Timothy Turtle
Arthur Scott Bailey
- 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.