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Definition of Web

Web

  1. A weaver.
  2. That which is woven; a texture; textile fabric; esp., something woven in a loom.
  3. A whole piece of linen cloth as woven.
  4. The texture of very fine thread spun by a spider for catching insects at its prey; a cobweb.
  5. Fig.: Tissue; texture; complicated fabrication.
  6. A band of webbing used to regulate the extension of the hood.
  7. A thin metal sheet, plate, or strip, as of lead.
  8. The blade of a sword.
  9. The blade of a saw.
  10. The thin, sharp part of a colter.
  11. The bit of a key.
  12. A plate or thin portion, continuous or perforated, connecting stiffening ribs or flanges, or other parts of an object.
  13. 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.
  14. A disk or solid construction serving, instead of spokes, for connecting the rim and hub, in some kinds of car wheels, sheaves, etc.
  15. The arm of a crank between the shaft and the wrist.
  16. The part of a blackmith's anvil between the face and the foot.
  17. Pterygium; -- called also webeye.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. To unite or surround with a web, or as if with a web; to envelop; to entangle.

Web Quotations

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
Walter Scott

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Stephen King

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
Pablo Picasso

The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature.
Robert Louis Stevenson

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
William Blake
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Web Translations

web in German is Steg, Bahn {f}, Papierrolle {f}
web in Latin is textus

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