Origin of webbing
- 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 webbingscreen, net, network, sew, bind, unite, mend, fasten, weave, crochet, filigree, cobweb, tangle, fabric, lattice, gossamer, texture, snarl, plait, interconnection
Examples from the Web for webbing
Historical Examples of webbing
The webbing which goes back and forth is interwoven with that which goes from right to left.Handwork in Wood
Further down, another affair of webbing went around his waist.Victory
Lester del Rey
There were many people on the webbing of paths that came from the temple rock.Captives of the Flame
Samuel R. Delany
Each of the pup's toes was joined to the next by a webbing of skin.The Duck-footed Hound
James Arthur Kjelgaard
Then drawing the webbing tight was no trouble, and I was spinning with the bird.The Trouble with Telstar
- 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.