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A spider.

Etymology

From late Old English spiþra, from spinnan (‘to spin’). Cognate with German Spinne.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
spider

Plural
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  1. Any of various eight-legged, predatory arthropods, of the order Araneae, most of which spin webs to catch prey.
  2. (Internet) A program which follows links on the World Wide Web in order to gather information.
  3. (chiefly Template loop detected: Template:context 2) A “float”; a drink made by mixing ice-cream and a soda or fizzy drink (such as lemonade).
  4. (slang) A spindly person.
  5. (slang) A man who persistently approaches or accosts a woman in a public social setting, particularly in a bar.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A stick with a convex arch-shaped notched head used to support the cue when the cue ball is out of reach at normal extension. Also called a bridge.
  7. (cooking) A cast-iron frying pan with three legs, once common in open hearth cookery. They were generally called spiders both in England and in America.
  8. a part of a crank, which the chainrings are attached
  9. heroin a street drug

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Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to spider

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to spider (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Internet, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to follows links on the World Wide Web in order to gather information.
    The online dictionary is regularly spidered by search engines.

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