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Definitions of web

  1. an intricately connected system of things or people; " a network of spies"; " a web of intrigue"
  2. the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft
  3. construct or form a web, as if by weaving
  4. membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and mammals
  5. a fabric ( especially a fabric in the process of being woven)
  6. an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving; " the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn"
  7. an interconnected system of things or people; " he owned a network of shops"; " retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life"; " tangled in a web of cloth"
  8. A weaver.
  9. That which is woven; a texture; textile fabric; esp., something woven in a loom.
  10. A whole piece of linen cloth as woven.
  11. The texture of very fine thread spun by a spider for catching insects at its prey; a cobweb.
  12. Fig.: Tissue; texture; complicated fabrication.
  13. A band of webbing used to regulate the extension of the hood.
  14. A thin metal sheet, plate, or strip, as of lead.
  15. The blade of a sword.
  16. The blade of a saw.
  17. The thin, sharp part of a colter.
  18. The bit of a key.
  19. A plate or thin portion, continuous or perforated, connecting stiffening ribs or flanges, or other parts of an object.
  20. The thin vertical plate or portion connecting the upper and lower flanges of an lower flanges of an iron girder, rolled beam, or railroad rail.
  21. A disk or solid construction serving, instead of spokes, for connecting the rim and hub, in some kinds of car wheels, sheaves, etc.
  22. The arm of a crank between the shaft and the wrist.
  23. The part of a blackmith's anvil between the face and the foot.
  24. The membrane which unites the fingers or toes, either at their bases, as in man, or for a greater part of their length, as in many water birds and amphibians.
  25. The series of barbs implanted on each side of the shaft of a feather, whether stiff and united together by barbules, as in ordinary feathers, or soft and separate, as in downy feathers. See Feather.
  26. To unite or surround with a web, or as if with a web; to envelop; to entangle.
  27. Pterygium; - called also webeye.
  28. Anything woven; anything carefully contrived, as a plan or scheme; tissue or texture; a cobweb; the skin between the toes of many water birds, as a duck, etc.
  29. Webbed.
  30. Webbing.
  31. Anything woven: fabric made by spiders, & c.; skin between the toes of water- fowls.
  32. A cobweb; a scheme or snare.
  33. A membrane connecting the toes of an animal.
  34. Texture of threads; plexus; anything woven; anything like a web; the plexus of delicate threads spun and woven by the spider; a roll of paper, such as newspapers are printed from; a dusky film that forms over the eye and hinders the sight; suffusion; the blade of a sword; the thin partition on the inside of the rim and between the spokes of an iron sheave; the membrane which unites the toes of many water- fowls.
  35. The whole piece of cloth woven in a loom; a tissue or texture formed of threads interwined; a very fine texture spun by a spider for catching flies, as spider's web; the membrane which unites the toes of many water- fowl.
  36. The membrane stretching from toe to toe in swimming Birds; vexillum; the fine network of threads spun by Spiders.
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Usage examples for web

  1. Miss Flora, the fate of all my uncle holds dear is hanging by a thread, a spider's web, a young girl's freak! – Kincaid's Battery by George W. Cable
  2. But between the girl I loved and myself there was a grating compared with which the barrier in the doorway of my study was as a spider's web. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  3. He had caught his fly in the web; he was not likely to let him go long undevoured. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  4. There you have this fine message, cried Marat; there you have the web of his, which this Austrian woman has woven around us. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  5. O'er the fair web the rising figures shine, Immortal labour! – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope
  6. It is as if, in flying experiments, a man were to have a web of silk stretching from his arm and an extension of his little finger to the side of his body. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  7. Gill drew Bowen into the complex web of his life. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  8. Joseph Crawford was my lifelong friend and near neighbor, and if I can be in any way instrumental in freeing Florence from this web of suspicion-" I turned on him angrily, and interrupted him by saying, " Excuse me, Mr. Porter; no one has as yet voiced a suspicion against Miss Lloyd. – The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells
  9. It is very neatly made, deeply cup- shaped, of grass and fibres, with spider's web on the exterior. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  10. He sent me a book that none could read, He sent me a web without a thread. – Rhymes Old and New by M.E.S. Wright
  11. My trees are troubled with canker- worm, flathead borer, and fall web- worm, and my apples with codling- moth and curculio. – The Apple by Various
  12. Defensive web on, Ban, and build up power for the ray batteries. – The Passing of Ku Sui by Anthony Gilmore
  13. See how pretty my web is!" – Verotchka's Tales by Mamin Siberiak
  14. Now her web is done. – Libro segundo de lectura by Ellen M. Cyr
  15. In this way he cut his way through the web. – Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country by Joel Chandler Harris
  16. " Or the web foot of a duck," suggested Dorothy. – Ethel Morton's Enterprise by Mabell S.C. Smith
  17. Babette became more and more interesting, wrapped round in a web of romance. – Fairy Tales from the German Forests by Margaret Arndt
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