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1. Any of numerous arachnids of the order Araneae, having a body divided into a cephalothorax and an abdomen, eight legs, two chelicerae that bear venom glands, and two or more spinnerets that produce the silk used to make nests, cocoons, or webs for trapping insects.
2. One that resembles a spider, as in appearance, character, or movement.
3. A program that automatically retrieves webpages and follows the links on them to retrieve more webpages. Spiders are used by search engines to retrieve publicly accessible webpages for indexing, and they can also be used to check for links to webpages that no longer exist. Also called crawler, search bot.
4. New England, Upper Northern, & South Atlantic US See frying pan.
5. A trivet.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Animals) any predatory silk-producing arachnid of the order Araneae, having four pairs of legs and a rounded unsegmented body consisting of abdomen and cephalothorax. See also wolf spider, trap-door spider, tarantula, black widow
2. (Animals) any of various similar or related arachnids
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a hub fitted with radiating spokes or arms that serve to transmit power or support a load
4. (Agriculture) agriculture an instrument used with a cultivator to pulverize soil
5. (Tools) any implement or tool having the shape of a spider
6. (Nautical Terms) nautical a metal frame fitted at the base of a mast to which halyards are tied when not in use
7. (Agriculture) any part of a machine having a number of radiating spokes, tines, or arms
8. (Automotive Engineering) Also called: octopus Brit a cluster of elastic straps fastened at a central point and used to hold a load on a car rack, motorcycle, etc
9. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards snooker a rest having long legs, used to raise the cue above the level of the height of the ball
10. (Angling) angling an artificial fly tied with a hackle and no wings, perhaps originally thought to imitate a spider
11. (Telecommunications) computing a computer program that is capable of performing sophisticated recursive searches on the internet
12. (Automotive Engineering) short for spider phaeton
[Old English spīthra; related to Danish spinder, German Spinne; see spin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. any of numerous predatory arachnids of the order Araneae, having a body divided into two parts, a cephalothorax bearing eight legs, and an abdomen with silk-secreting spinnerets: their webs serve as nests and as traps for prey.
2. (loosely) any of various other arachnids resembling these.
3. any of various devices with leglike extensions suggestive of a spider, as a tripod or trivet.
4. a frying pan, orig. one with legs for cooking on a hearth.
5. a machine part having a number of radiating spokes or arms.
6. a computer program that automatically retrieves Web pages for use by search engines.
[before 1150; Middle English spithre, Old English spīthra, akin to spinnan to spin; compare Dan spinder]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
- cobweb - A single thread spun by a spider.
- arain - Another word for spider.
- lobster - Comes from Old English loppestre, "spider," because there is some resemblance.
- insect, spider, crustacean - One major difference between insects, spiders, and crustaceans is the antennae; most insects have one pair, spiders have none, and crustaceans have two pairs.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
A program that searches the Internet for previously unknown web pages or other publicly accessible documents so that they can be included in the databases of Internet search engines. Also known as a crawler or webcrawler.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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|Noun||1.||spider - predatory arachnid with eight legs, two poison fangs, two feelers, and usually two silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey|
orb-weaving spider - a spider that spins a circular (or near circular) web
Araneus cavaticus, barn spider - an orange and tan spider with darkly banded legs that spins an orb web daily; "the barn spider was made famous in E. B. White's book `Charlotte's Web'"
black widow, Latrodectus mactans - venomous New World spider; the female is black with an hourglass-shaped red mark on the underside of the abdomen
tarantula - large hairy tropical spider with fangs that can inflict painful but not highly venomous bites
trap-door spider - American spider that constructs a silk-lined nest with a hinged lid
|2.||spider - a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine|
|3.||spider - a skillet made of cast iron|
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Spiders and other arachnidsbird spider, black widow, book scorpion, cardinal spider, cheese mite, chigger, chigoe, or (U.S. & Canad.) redbug, chigoe, chigger, jigger, or sand flea, false scorpion, funnel-web, harvestman or (U.S. & Canad.) daddy-longlegs, house spider, itch mite, jumping spider, katipo, mite, money spider, redback spider, spider, spider mite, tarantula, tick, trap-door spider, vinegarroon, water spider, whip scorpion, wolf spider or hunting spider
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
spider[ˈspaɪdər] n (= arachnid) → araignée fspider monkey n → singe m araignéespider plant n → chlorophytum mspider's web n → toile f d'araignée
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(inf, = wheelbrace) → Kreuzschlüssel m
(for roofrack) → elastisches Befestigungsband
n → Spinnenkrabbe f → or -krebs m
(= building worker) → Gerüstbauer m
(= steeplejack) → Schornsteinarbeiter m
n → Klammeraffe m
n → Grünlilie f
n (Med inf) → Besenreiser pl (inf), → Besenreißer pl (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a kind of small creature with eight legs and no wings, which spins a web. spinnekop عَنْكَبوت паяк aranha pavouk die Spinne edderkop αράχνηaraña ämblik عنكبوت hämähäkki araignéeעכביש मकड़ी pauk pók labah-laba kónguló ragno くも 거미 voras zirneklis labah-labah spinedderkopppająk جولا aranha păianjen паук pavúk pajek pauk spindel แมงมุม örümcek 蜘蛛 павук مکڑی con nhện 蜘蛛
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
spider→ عَنْكَبُوت pavouk edderkop Spinne αράχνη araña hämähäkki araignée pauk ragno クモ 거미 spin edderkopp pająk aranha паук spindel แมงมุม örümcek con nhện 蜘蛛
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
black ___ → araña negra.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
spidern araña; (derm, fam) araña vascular; brown recluse — araña reclusa, araña violinista (esp. Mex)
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.