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Definition of WEB

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Web \Web\, n. [OE. webbe, AS. webba. See {Weave}.] A weaver. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Web \Web\, n. [OE. web, AS. webb; akin to D. web, webbe, OHG. weppi, G. gewebe, Icel. vefr, Sw. v[aum]f, Dan. v[ae]v. See {Weave}.] [1913 Webster]
     1. That which is woven; a texture; textile fabric; esp., something woven in a loom. [1913 Webster]

              Penelope, for her Ulysses' sake,
              Devised a web her wooers to deceive.  --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

              Not web might be woven, not a shuttle thrown, or penalty of exile.                     --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

     2. A whole piece of linen cloth as woven.
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     3. The texture of very fine thread spun by a spider for catching insects at its prey; a cobweb. "The smallest spider's web." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     4. Fig.: Tissue; texture; complicated fabrication. [1913 Webster]

              The somber spirit of our forefathers, who wove their web of life with hardly a . . . thread of rose-color or gold.                              --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

              Such has been the perplexing ingenuity of commentators that it is difficult to extricate the truth from the web of conjectures.    --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Carriages) A band of webbing used to regulate the extension of the hood. [1913 Webster]

     6. A thin metal sheet, plate, or strip, as of lead. [1913 Webster]

              And Christians slain roll up in webs of lead.
                                                    --Fairfax. [1913 Webster] Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) The blade of a sword. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

                  The sword, whereof the web was steel, Pommel rich stone, hilt gold.     --Fairfax. [1913 Webster] (b) The blade of a saw. [1913 Webster] (c) The thin, sharp part of a colter. [1913 Webster] (d) The bit of a key. [1913 Webster]

     7. (Mach. & Engin.) A plate or thin portion, continuous or perforated, connecting stiffening ribs or flanges, or other parts of an object. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) The thin vertical plate or portion connecting the upper and lower flanges of an lower flanges of an iron girder, rolled beam, or railroad rail. [1913 Webster] (b) A disk or solid construction serving, instead of spokes, for connecting the rim and hub, in some kinds of car wheels, sheaves, etc. [1913 Webster] (c) The arm of a crank between the shaft and the wrist. [1913 Webster] (d) The part of a blackmith's anvil between the face and the foot. [1913 Webster]

     8. (Med.) Pterygium; -- called also {webeye}. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     9. (Anat.) The membrane which unites the fingers or toes, either at their bases, as in man, or for a greater part of their length, as in many water birds and amphibians. [1913 Webster]

     10. (Zool.) 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. See {Feather}. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

     {Pin and web} (Med.), two diseases of the eye, caligo and pterygium; -- sometimes wrongly explained as one disease. See {Pin}, n., 8, and {Web}, n., 8. "He never yet had pinne or webbe, his sight for to decay." --Gascoigne.

     {Web member} (Engin.), one of the braces in a web system.

     {Web press}, a printing press which takes paper from a roll instead of being fed with sheets.

     {Web system} (Engin.), the system of braces connecting the flanges of a lattice girder, post, or the like. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

web \web\ (w[e^]b), n.
     The {world-wide web}; -- usually referred to as {the web}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Web \Web\ (w[e^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Webbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Webbing}.] To unite or surround with a web, or as if with a web; to envelop; to entangle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

206 Moby Thesaurus words for "web":
     anatomy, animal fiber, arabesque, architectonics, architecture, arrangement, artificial fiber, basketry, basketwork, bed, braid, braiding, build, building, cancellation, capillament, cilium, cirrus, cloth, cobweb, complexity, complication, composition, conformation, constitution, construction, creation, cross-hatching, crossing-out, cylinder press, denier, drapery, embroilment, enlace, enlacement, enmeshment, ensnarement, entanglement, entrapment, entwine, entwinement, entwining, etoffe, fabric, fabrication, fashion, fashioning, felt, fiber, fibrilla, filament, filamentule, filigree, flagellum, flatbed cylinder press, forging, form, format, formation, frame, fret, fretwork, getup, goods, gossamer, grate, grating, grid, gridiron, grille, grillwork, hachure, hair, hank, hatching, interknit, interknitting, interlace, interlacement, interlacery, interlacing, intertexture, interthreading, intertie, intertieing, intertissue, intertwine, intertwinement, intertwining, intertwist, intertwisting, interweave, interweavement, interweaving, intort, involvement, jungle, knit, knitting, knot, labyrinth, lace, lacery, lacework, lacing, lattice, latticework, loom, loop, make, makeready, makeup, making, manufacture, mat, material, maze, mesh, meshes, meshwork, mold, molding, morass, napery, net, netting, network, noose, organic structure, organism, organization, pattern, patterning, physique, plait, plaiting, plan, platen, platen press, pleach, plexure, plexus, press, presswork, printing machine, printing press, production, raddle, rag, reticle, reticulation, reticule, reticulum, riddle, rotary press, rotogravure press, screen, screening, setup, shape, shaping, sieve, silk, skein, snarl, splice, strand, structure, structuring, stuff, suture, tangle, tectonics, tendril, textile, textile fabric, texture, thread, threadlet, tissu, tissue, toils, tracery, trellis, trelliswork, twill, twine, twining, twist, twisting, warp and woof, warpage, wattle, weave, weaving, web press, webbing, webwork, weft, weftage, wicker, wickerwork, woof, wool, wreathe, wreathing


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