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web

 
 
pronunciation:
web
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin structure spun by spiders and the larvae of certain insects.
 
synonyms:
cobweb
definition 2: (sometimes capitalized) see World Wide Web.
definition 3: any network that is like woven material.
He has a web of wires behind his computer.
synonyms:
network
similar words:
cobweb, fabric, lattice, maze, tangle
definition 4: the skin that connects the toes of water birds and water animals.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: (sometimes capitalized) of or pertaining to the World Wide Web.
I installed a new Web browser on my computer.
derivations: webless (adj.), weblike (adj.)
Word History
The word web comes from an Old English word that means "woven fabric."
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  arthropod, foot, spider