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web

 (wĕb)
n.
1.
a. A woven fabric, especially one on a loom or just removed from it.
b. The structural part of cloth.
2. A latticed or woven structure: A web of palm branches formed the roof of the hut.
3. A structure of delicate, threadlike filaments characteristically spun by spiders or certain insect larvae.
4. Something intricately contrived, especially something that ensnares or entangles: caught in a web of lies.
5. A complex, interconnected structure or arrangement: a web of telephone wires.
6. often Web The World Wide Web.
7. A radio or television network.
8. A membrane or fold of skin connecting the toes, as of certain amphibians, birds, and mammals.
9. The barbs on each side of the shaft of a bird's feather; a vane.
10. Baseball A piece of leather or leather mesh that fills the space between the thumb and forefinger of a baseball glove. Also called trap1, webbing.
11. Architecture A space or compartment between the ribs or groins of a vault. Also called cell.
12. A metal sheet or plate connecting the heavier sections, ribs, or flanges of a structural element.
13. A thin metal plate or strip, as the bit of a key or the blade of a saw.
14. A large continuous roll of paper, such as newsprint, either in the process of manufacture or as it is fed into a web press.
tr.v. webbed, web·bing, webs
1. To provide with a web.
2. To cover or envelop with a web.
3. To ensnare in a web.

[Middle English, from Old English; see webh- in Indo-European roots.]

web

(wɛb)
n
1. any structure, construction, fabric, etc, formed by or as if by weaving or interweaving.
2. (Zoology) a mesh of fine tough scleroprotein threads built by a spider from a liquid secreted from its spinnerets and used to trap insects. See also cobweb1
3. (Zoology) a similar network of threads spun by certain insect larvae, such as the silkworm
4. (Textiles) a fabric, esp one in the process of being woven
5. (Zoology) a membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds or the digits of such aquatic mammals as the otter
6. (Zoology) the vane of a bird's feather
7. (Architecture) architect the surface of a ribbed vault that lies between the ribs
8. (Mechanical Engineering) the central section of an I-beam or H-beam that joins the two flanges of the beam
9. (General Engineering) any web-shaped part of a casting used for reinforcement
10. (Mechanical Engineering) the radial portion of a crank that connects the crankpin to the crankshaft
11. (Metallurgy) a thin piece of superfluous material left attached to a forging; fin
12. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. a continuous strip of paper as formed on a paper machine or fed from a reel into some printing presses
b. (as modifier): web offset; a web press.
13. (Textiles) the woven edge, without pile, of some carpets
14. (Computer Science)
a. the web (often capital) short for World Wide Web
b. (as modifier): a web site; web pages.
15. any structure, construction, etc, that is intricately formed or complex: a web of intrigue.
vb, webs, webbing or webbed
16. (tr) to cover with or as if with a web
17. (tr) to entangle or ensnare
18. (intr) to construct a web
[Old English webb; related to Old Saxon, Old High German webbi, Old Norse vefr]
ˈwebless adj
ˈwebˌlike adj

web

(wɛb)

n., v. webbed, web•bing. n.
1. something formed by or as if by weaving or interweaving.
2. a woven, silky network spun by spiders and the larvae of some insects; cobweb.
3.
a. a woven fabric, esp. a whole piece of cloth in the course of being woven or after it comes from the loom.
b. the flat woven strip, without pile, often found at one or both ends of an Oriental rug.
4. something interlaced or latticelike: a web of branches.
5. an intricate set or pattern of circumstances, facts, etc.: a web of evidence; the web of life.
6. something that snares or entangles; a trap.
8. a membrane that connects the digits of an animal, as the toes of aquatic birds.
9. the series of barbs on each side of the shaft of a feather..
10. a broad section connecting the flanges of a metal beam, rail, or truss.
11. an arm of a crank, usu. one of a pair, holding one end of a crankpin at its outer end..
12. Archit. (in a vault) any surface framed by ribbing.
13. a large roll of paper, as for continuous feeding of a web press.
14. a network of interlinked stations, services, communications, etc., covering a region or country.
15. (usu. cap.) Computers. World Wide Web.
v.t.
16. to cover with or as if with a web; envelop.
17. to ensnare or entrap.
v.i.
18. to make or form a web.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English, c. Old Saxon webbi, Old High German wappi, weppi, Old Norse vefr; akin to weave]

web

(wĕb)
1. A structure of fine silky strands woven by spiders or by certain insect larvae. The web of a spider is used to catch insect prey.
2. A fold of skin or thin tissue connecting the toes of certain animals, especially ones that swim, such as water birds and otters. The web improves the ability of the foot to push against water.
3. also Web The World Wide Web.

Web

 a texture; a fabrication; webbing collectively; a system. See also tissue.

web


Past participle: webbed
Gerund: webbing

Imperative
web
web
Present
I web
you web
he/she/it webs
we web
you web
they web
Preterite
I webbed
you webbed
he/she/it webbed
we webbed
you webbed
they webbed
Present Continuous
I am webbing
you are webbing
he/she/it is webbing
we are webbing
you are webbing
they are webbing
Present Perfect
I have webbed
you have webbed
he/she/it has webbed
we have webbed
you have webbed
they have webbed
Past Continuous
I was webbing
you were webbing
he/she/it was webbing
we were webbing
you were webbing
they were webbing
Past Perfect
I had webbed
you had webbed
he/she/it had webbed
we had webbed
you had webbed
they had webbed
Future
I will web
you will web
he/she/it will web
we will web
you will web
they will web
Future Perfect
I will have webbed
you will have webbed
he/she/it will have webbed
we will have webbed
you will have webbed
they will have webbed
Future Continuous
I will be webbing
you will be webbing
he/she/it will be webbing
we will be webbing
you will be webbing
they will be webbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been webbing
you have been webbing
he/she/it has been webbing
we have been webbing
you have been webbing
they have been webbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been webbing
you will have been webbing
he/she/it will have been webbing
we will have been webbing
you will have been webbing
they will have been webbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been webbing
you had been webbing
he/she/it had been webbing
we had been webbing
you had been webbing
they had been webbing
Conditional
I would web
you would web
he/she/it would web
we would web
you would web
they would web
Past Conditional
I would have webbed
you would have webbed
he/she/it would have webbed
we would have webbed
you would have webbed
they would have webbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.web - an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweavingweb - an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving; "the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn"
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
spider web, spider's web - a web spun by spiders to trap insect prey
tent - a web that resembles a tent or carpet
webbing - something forming a web (as between the toes of birds)
2.web - an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victimweb - an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
spider web, spider's web - a web resembling the webs spun by spiders
trap - a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
3.web - the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaftweb - the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft
feather, plumage, plume - the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
barb - one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
blade - a broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)
4.web - an interconnected system of things or peopleweb - 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"
reticulum - any fine network (especially one in the body composed of cells or blood vessels)
espionage network - a network of spies
old boy network - an exclusive informal network linking members of a social class or profession or organization in order to provide connections and information and favors (especially in business or politics); "professional women have developed an old boy network of their own"
support system - a network of facilities and people who interact and remain in informal communication for mutual assistance; a network that enables you to live in a certain style
system, scheme - a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
5.web - computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocolweb - computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol
computer network - (computer science) a network of computers
6.web - a fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven)web - a fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven)
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
7.web - membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and mammalsweb - membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and mammals
webfoot - a foot having the toes connected by folds of skin
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
Verb1.web - construct or form a web, as if by weavingweb - construct or form a web, as if by weaving
tissue, weave - create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles"

web

noun
1. cobweb, spider's web He was caught like a fly in a web.
2. mesh, net, netting, screen, webbing, weave, lattice, latticework, interlacing, lacework a delicate web of fine lace
3. tangle, series, network, mass, chain, knot, maze, toils, nexus a complex web of financial dealings
Related words
adjective retiary

web

noun
1. An open fabric woven of strands that are interlaced and knotted at usually regular intervals:
2. Something that is intricately and often bewilderingly complex:
3. An interwoven or interrelated number of things:
4. A distinctive, complex underlying pattern or structure:
verb
To gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping:
Translations
شَبَكَةٌ عَنْكَبُوتِيَّةشَرَك، شَبَكَهوَتَرَه: غِشاء أصابِع الطُّيور
pavučinaweb
netspindelvævsvømmehudweb
internetverkko
mrežaweb
úszóhártya
fitvefur
ウェブクモの巣
거미줄
austinis audeklasplėvėplėvėtassu plėvėtomis kojomis
plēvezirnekļa tīkls
blana
pajčevinasvetovni splet
nätwebb
ใยแมงมุมคำเรียกสั้น ๆ ของเวิลด์ไวด์เว็บ
ayak perdesi/zarıörümcek ağıWeb
mạngtrang mạng

Web

[web] web1 (Internet)
A. N the Webel Web
B. CPD web browser Nnavegador m de Internet
web page Npágina f web
web surfer Ninternauta mf, cibernauta mf

web

2 [web] N [of spider] → telaraña f; (= fabric) → tela f, tejido m; (between toes) → membrana f (fig) → red f
a complex web of relationshipsuna complicada maraña or red de relaciones
a web of intrigueuna red or un tejido de intrigas
a web of deceit/liesuna maraña de engaños/mentiras

Web

[ˈwɛb] n
the Web → le Web, la Toile
on the Web → sur la Toile, sur le Web

web

[ˈwɛb] n
[spider] → toile f
(on duck's foot)palmure f
(= complex set) → tissu m
a web of lies → un tissu de mensonge
a web of family relationships → un tissu de relations familiales
(= network) → réseau m
a web of interconnecting paths → un réseau de sentiers reliés entre eux

web

n
(lit, fig)Netz nt; (of lies)Gewebe nt, → Netz nt; a web of snow-covered branchesein Geflecht ntvon schneebedeckten Ästen; a web of little streetsein Gewirr ntvon kleinen Gassen
(of duck etc)Schwimmhaut f
(Comput) the Webdas (World Wide) Web; to be on the webim Internet sein

web

:
web browser
n (Comput) → Browser m
webcam
nWebcam f
web-footed
adjschwimmfüßig, mit Schwimmfüßen
webmaster
n (Comput) → Webmaster(in) m(f)
web-offset
nRollenrotations-Offsetdruck m
web page (Comput)
nWebseite f, → Homepage f
website (Comput)
nWebsite f
webspace
n (Comput) → Webspace m
web-toed
webzine
n (Comput) → Onlinemagazin nt, → Internetmagazin nt

web

[wɛb] n (of spider) → ragnatela, tela; (between toes) → membrana interdigitale (fig) → insieme m
it was a web of lies → era un castello di menzogne

web

(web) noun
1. a type of trap for flies etc made of fine silk threads, spun by a spider etc. a spider's web.
2. the skin between the toes of a waterfowl.
webbed adjective
(of ducks' etc feet) joined between the toes by a web.
ˈwebbing noun
a tough woven fabric used in making belts, straps, upholstery etc.
ˈweb-ˈfooted, ˌweb-ˈtoed adjective
having webbed feet.
Web site noun
see site.
World Wide Web noun
see WWW.

web

الشَبَكَةُ العَنْكَبُوتِيَّة العالَـمِيَّة, شَبَكَةٌ عَنْكَبُوتِيَّة pavučina, web net, web Netz, Web Ιστός Internet, telaraña, Web internet, verkko toile, web mreža, web ragnatela, Web ウェブ, クモの巣 거미줄, 망 Web spindelvev, web Internet, pajęczyna Internet, teia, web всемирная паутина, паутина nät, webb ใยแมงมุม, คำเรียกสั้น ๆ ของเวิลด์ไวด์เว็บ , Web mạng, trang mạng , 网络

web

n. red, membrana;
pulmonary arterial ______ -es de membranas arteriopulmonares.

web

n membrana; esophageal — membrana esofágica
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Therefore do I tear at your web, that your rage may lure you out of your den of lies, and that your revenge may leap forth from behind your word "justice.
In this strange world, made a hopeless riddle to him, he might, if he had had a less intense nature, have sat weaving, weaving--looking towards the end of his pattern, or towards the end of his web, till he forgot the riddle, and everything else but his immediate sensations; but the money had come to mark off his weaving into periods, and the money not only grew, but it remained with him.
I know his worship," said the curate; "that is where Senor Reinaldos of Montalvan figures with his friends and comrades, greater thieves than Cacus, and the Twelve Peers of France with the veracious historian Turpin; however, I am not for condemning them to more than perpetual banishment, because, at any rate, they have some share in the invention of the famous Matteo Boiardo, whence too the Christian poet Ludovico Ariosto wove his web, to whom, if I find him here, and speaking any language but his own, I shall show no respect whatever; but if he speaks his own tongue I will put him upon my head.
The web itself is made of spontaneous beliefs and indefinable joys, yearnings of one life towards another, visions of completeness, indefinite trust.
The inside of the dome is figured all over with a monstrous inscription in Turkish characters, wrought in gold mosaic, that looks as glaring as a circus bill; the pavements and the marble balustrades are all battered and dirty; the perspective is marred every where by a web of ropes that depend from the dizzy height of the dome, and suspend countless dingy, coarse oil lamps, and ostrich-eggs, six or seven feet above the floor.
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Georges, and Louises, doubloons and double guineas and moidores and sequins, the pictures of all the kings of Europe for the last hundred years, strange Oriental pieces stamped with what looked like wisps of string or bits of spider's web, round pieces and square pieces, and pieces bored through the middle, as if to wear them round your neck--nearly every variety of money in the world must, I think, have found a place in that collection; and for number, I am sure they were like autumn leaves, so that my back ached with stooping and my fingers with sorting them out.
Wyeth; anecdotes of whose enterprise have, occasionally, been interwoven in the party-colored web of our narrative.
At tide-time you would see one of the loaded ships with battened- down hatches drop out of the ranks and float in the clear space of the dock, held by lines dark and slender, like the first threads of a spider's web, extending from her bows and her quarters to the mooring-posts on shore.
It was while he was laboring in the web of this tangled dream of wild but beautiful emotions that Aynesworth came.
Corpus Christi, in the county of Nueces, and all the cities situated on the Rio Bravo, Laredo, Comalites, San Ignacio on the Web, Rio Grande City on the Starr, Edinburgh in the Hidalgo, Santa Rita, Elpanda, Brownsville in the Cameron, formed an imposing league against the pretensions of Florida.
At once she was caught in a web of ravishing music and dazzled by a panorama of lights and colours.