Web vs Webwork - What's the difference?

web | webwork |

As a proper noun web

is (possibly|informal|outside|attributive use) the world wide web.

As a noun webwork is

a net or web; something structured or interlinked in a weblike manner.



(wikipedia web)


(en noun)
  • The silken structure a spider builds using silk secreted from the spinnerets at the caudal tip of its abdomen; a spiderweb.
  • The sunlight glistened in the dew on the web .
  • Any interconnected set of persons, places, or things, which when diagrammed resembles a spider's web.
  • * Hawthorne
  • the sombre spirit of our forefathers, who wove their web of life with hardly a single thread of rose-colour or gold
  • * Washington Irving
  • Such has been the perplexing ingenuity of commentators that it is difficult to extricate the truth from the web of conjectures.
  • Specifically , the World Wide Web (often capitalized Web).
  • Let me search the web for that.
  • (baseball) The part of a baseball mitt between the forefinger and thumb, the webbing.
  • He caught the ball in the web .
  • A latticed or woven structure.
  • The gazebo's roof was a web made of thin strips of wood.
  • * George Bancroft
  • 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 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.
  • * Fairfax
  • And Christians slain roll up in webs of lead.
  • # The blade of a sword.
  • #* Fairfax
  • The sword, whereof the web was steel, / Pommel rich stone, hilt gold.
  • # The blade of a saw.
  • # The thin, sharp part of a colter.
  • # The bit of a key.
  • Derived terms

    * cobweb * spiderweb * webbed * webbing

    Proper noun

  • : 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
  • Anagrams

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  • A net or web; something structured or interlinked in a weblike manner.
  • * 1946 , William Allison Shimer, The American scholar
  • Most frequently, the three make up the webwork of his literary fabric.
  • * 1990 , Noël Carroll, The philosophy of horror, or, Paradoxes of the heart
  • Very quickly it becomes evident that these webworks are part of an unaccountably large lair of thousands of spiders.
  • * 2002 , Sten F Odenwald, Patterns in the void: why nothing is important
  • In some sense, the entire webwork of space-time would dissolve...
  • * 2003 , David Carr, The promise of cultural institutions
  • 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.
  • * 2003 , Ben Jones, The rope eater
  • Delicate fingers of frost reached up from the floor and extended down from the ceiling; the bottles were covered with a lacy webwork ...


    * meshwork * network