web
Pronunciation Noun

web (plural webs)

  1. The silken structure which 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.
  2. Any interconnected set of persons, places, or things, which when diagrammed resembles a spider's web.
  3. Specifically, the World Wide Web (often capitalized Web).
    Let me search the web for that.
  4. (baseball) The part of a baseball mitt between the forefinger and thumb, the webbing.
    He caught the ball in the web.
  5. A latticed or woven structure.
    The gazebo's roof was a web made of thin strips of wood.
  6. (usually with "spin", "weave", or similar verbs) A tall tale with more complexity than a myth or legend.
    Careful—she knows how to spin a good web, but don't lean too hard on what she says.
  7. A plot or scheme.
  8. The interconnection between flanges in structural members, increasing the effective lever arm and so the load capacity of the member.
  9. (rail transport) The thinner vertical section of a railway rail between the top (head) and bottom (foot) of the rail.
  10. A fold of tissue connecting the toes of certain birds, or of other animals.
  11. 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.
  12. (manufacturing) A continuous strip of material carried by rollers during processing.
  13. (lithography) A long sheet of paper which is fed from a roll into a printing press, as opposed to individual sheets of paper.
  14. (dated) A band of webbing used to regulate the extension of the hood of a carriage.
  15. A thin metal sheet, plate, or strip, as of lead.
    1. The blade of a sword.
    2. The blade of a saw.
    3. The thin, sharp part of a colter.
    4. The bit of a key.
  16. (US, radio, television) A major broadcasting network.
    • 1950, Billboard (volume 62, number 43, page 9)
      […] the first big move toward a contract for television performers was made Friday (20) when the webs agreed to pay them according to the length of the show. […] Altho the major TV webs — NBC and CBS — may fall in line soon, an agreement may possibly be held up by the opposition of DuMont […]
Synonyms
  • (fanciful tale) yarn
Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: сеть
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: palmure
  • Portuguese: palmura
  • Russian: перепо́нка
Translations Translations Proper noun
  1. Alternative letter-case form of Web#English|Web: the World Wide Web.
    I found it on the web.
Verb

web (webs, present participle webbing; past and past participle webbed)

  1. (intransitive) To construct or form a web.
  2. (transitive) To cover with a web or network.
  3. (transitive) To ensnare or entangle.
  4. (transitive) To provide with a web.
  5. (transitive, obsolete) To weave.

Web
Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. (possibly, informal, outside, attributive use) The World Wide Web.
    Some of that content is now only available on the Web.
    Web page. Web portal. (attributive use)



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