web meaning

[ web ] Pronunciation:   "web" in a sentence
Noun: web  web
  1. An intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving
    "the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn" 
  2. An intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
    - entanglement 
  3. The flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft
    - vane 
  4. An interconnected system of things or people
    "tangled in a web of cloth"
    - network 
  5. Computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol
    - World Wide Web, WWW 
  6. A fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven) 
  7. Membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and mammals
Verb: web (webbed,webbing)  web
  1. Construct or form a web, as if by weaving
    - net

Derived forms: webs, webbing, webbed

See also: webbing, webby

Type of: blade, cloth, computer network, fabric, material, membrane, object, physical object, scheme, system, textile, tissue, tissue layer, trap, weave

Part of: feather, plumage, plume, webfoot

Encyclopedia: Web


The portion of a truss or girder between the chords or flanges, whose principal function is to resist shear on the span.


A core divider in a hollow masonry unit.

noun [sing.]


n : a tissue or membrane of an animal or plant; esp : that uniting fingers or toes either at their bases (as in humans) or for a greater part of their length (as in many waterbirds) — webbed adj

<language> Donald Knuth's self-documenting literate programming, with algorithms and documentation intermixed in one file. They can be separated using Weave and Tangle. Versions exist for Pascal and C. Spiderweb can be used to create versions for other languages. FunnelWeb is a production-quality literate-programming tool.


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  1. it was the home of spiders and their webs.
  2. i will sit at my loom and weave the web.
  3. will you work upon this web every day?
  4. the spider got entangled in its own web.
  5. most often this involved a segment of a girder web.

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