[ web-ee ]


, web·bi·er, web·bi·est.
  1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling a web.



[ web-ee ]


, plural Web·bys, Web·bies.
  1. one of a group of awards given annually to outstanding websites or web-based media, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.


/ ˈwɛbɪ /


  1. of, relating to, resembling, or consisting of a web

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Word History and Origins

Origin of webby1

First recorded in 1655–65; web + -y 1

Origin of webby2

First recorded in 1995–2000; (World Wide) Web ( def ) + -y 2( def )

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Example Sentences

When the pandemic hit, people “needed to buy things like laptops to work from home, and were playing video games while at home… This enabled us to thrive during the pandemic,” Webby said.

From Digiday

Pandemic shifts what people buy from FutureWhen the pandemic hit and society shifted to remote work, Future noticed certain product categories were growing as a result, Webby said.

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This week was good fun not only because we had the whole team together to record, but also because we are still basking in the endless glory of our winning a Webby earlier this week.

First and foremost, Equity was nominated for a Webby for “Best Technology Podcast”!!!

One pattern Webby and other flu researchers have seen over and over again is that when a new pandemic influenza strain arises, it pushes out another strain.

The results, as you can plainly see, are as trippy as they are webby.

The webby feel matches our Skype age, when blurry images and cellphone pictures have become the norm.

For shorts categories, adopt the Webby Awards rules for acceptance speeches—five words only.

At first this mould forms webby, creeping filaments, known in botanical language as mycelium.

St Taurin is a somewhat dilapidated and cob-webby church, but it is certainly one of the interesting features of Evreux.

The deck house shed webby sheets of water, now to port, now to starboard.

These may be recognized sometimes by a webby substance, and again the insects themselves may be detected.

On the other hand, a wet fly should sink readily, and should be made with very soft webby hackles.


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More About Webby

What is a Webby?

A Webby is an award presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for excellence in a variety of forms of digital media. The award is formally called a Webby Award, and the award ceremony is called the Webby Awards or the Webbys for short.

Webbys are awarded in many different categories, including those involving websites, apps, podcasts, videos, and newsletters.

The Webby Awards ceremony is perhaps best known for having winners deliver acceptance speeches consisting of only five words.

The physical Webby Award is in the form of a silver spiral.

When are the Webbys?

The 2023 Webby Awards will be held in April.

The Webbys are typically held each year in April or May.

More information and context on the Webbys

The Webbys were established in 1996 as an online award show by the internet-themed magazine The Web. The name Webby was modeled on the names of other prominent awards, such as the Emmy. The Webbys were founded with the goal of popularizing and legitimizing the different forms of web-based media, which at the time were not given as much attention as more traditional forms, such as TV, film, and print media. The early success of the Webbys allowed the awards to continue even after the closure of The Web magazine. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences was formed to continue the awards.

What are some terms that often get used in discussing the Webbys?

How are the Webbys discussed in real life?

The Webbys are perhaps most closely associated with the tradition of winners delivering five-word acceptance speeches at the ceremony, which reflects the fun and informal tone of the ceremony and the awards.


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True or False?

The Webby Awards are only for websites.

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