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

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

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

Web \Web\, noun [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}.]

1. That which is woven; a texture; textile fabric; esp., something woven in a loom.

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

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

2. A whole piece of linen cloth as woven.

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.

4. Fig.: Tissue; texture; complicated fabrication.

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

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

5. (Carriages) A band of webbing used to regulate the extension of the hood.

6. A thin metal sheet, plate, or strip, as of lead.

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

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

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

8. (Med.) Pterygium; -- called also {webeye}. --Shak.

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.

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}.

{Pin and web} (Med.), two diseases of the eye, caligo and pterygium; -- sometimes wrongly explained as one disease. See {Pin}, noun, 8, and {Web}, noun, 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.

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

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

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

Web \Web\ (w[e^]b), verb (used with an object) [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

web

noun

1: an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving; "the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn"

2: an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim [syn: {web}, {entanglement}]

3: the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft [syn: {vane}, {web}]

4: an interconnected system of things or people; "he owned a network of shops"; "retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life"; "tangled in a web of cloth" [syn: {network}, {web}]

5: computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol [syn: {World Wide Web}, {WWW}, {web}]

6: a fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven)

7: membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and mammals

verb

1: construct or form a web, as if by weaving [syn: {web}, {net}]


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