The silken structure a spider builds using silk secreted from the spinnerets at the caudal tip of its abdomen; a spiderweb.
Any interconnected set of persons, places, or things, which when diagrammed resembles a spider's web.
- The sunlight glistened in the dew on the web .
* Washington Irving
- the sombre spirit of our forefathers, who wove their web of life with hardly a single thread of rose-colour or gold
Specifically , the World Wide Web (often capitalized Web).
- Such has been the perplexing ingenuity of commentators that it is difficult to extricate the truth from the web of conjectures.
(baseball) The part of a baseball mitt between the forefinger and thumb, the webbing.
- Let me search the web for that.
A latticed or woven structure.
- He caught the ball in the web .
* George Bancroft
- The gazebo's roof was a web made of thin strips of wood.
The interconnection between flanges in structural members, increasing the effective lever arm and so the load capacity of the member.
(rail transport) The thinner vertical section of a railway rail between the top (head) and bottom (foot) of the rail.
A fold of tissue connecting the toes of certain birds, or of other animals.
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.
(manufacturing) A continuous strip of material carried by rollers during processing.
(lithography) A long sheet of paper which is fed from a roll into a printing press, as opposed to individual sheets of paper.
(dated) A band of webbing used to regulate the extension of the hood of a carriage.
A thin metal sheet, plate, or strip, as of lead.
- The colonists were forbidden to manufacture any woollen, or linen, or cotton fabrics; not a web might be woven, not a shuttle thrown, on penalty of exile.
# The blade of a sword.
- And Christians slain roll up in webs of lead.
# The blade of a saw.
# The thin, sharp part of a colter.
# The bit of a key.
- The sword, whereof the web was steel, / Pommel rich stone, hilt gold.
: the World Wide Web.
- I found it on the web .
to construct or form a web
to cover with a web or network
to ensnare or entangle
to provide with a web
A net or web; something structured or interlinked in a weblike manner.
* 1946 , William Allison Shimer, The American scholar
* 1990 , Noël Carroll, The philosophy of horror, or, Paradoxes of the heart
- Most frequently, the three make up the webwork of his literary fabric.
* 2002 , Sten F Odenwald, Patterns in the void: why nothing is important
- Very quickly it becomes evident that these webworks are part of an unaccountably large lair of thousands of spiders.
* 2003 , David Carr, The promise of cultural institutions
- In some sense, the entire webwork of space-time would dissolve...
* 2003 , Ben Jones, The rope eater
- If museums are to assist their users to explore and develop what they know, they must invite the avalanche of questions and create the webwork of connections that configure a learning life.
- Delicate fingers of frost reached up from the floor and extended down from the ceiling; the bottles were covered with a lacy webwork ...