Web - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |web|  American pronunciation of the word web
Brit.  |web|  British pronunciation of the word web

noun

- an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving
- an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim (syn: entanglement)
- the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft (syn: vane)
- an interconnected system of things or people(syn: network)
- computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol (syn: www)
- a fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven)
- membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and mammals

verb

- construct or form a web, as if by weaving (syn: net)

Examples

I spent the afternoon surfing the Web.

The spider was spinning its web.

He was ensnared in a web of folly.

The atmosphere was being webbed with telegraph wires.

He watched a spider spinning its web.

the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn

tangled in a web of cloth

Word forms

noun
singular: web
plural: webs
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