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English

Etymology

Old English webb

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
web

Plural
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  1. The silken structure a spider builds using silk secreted from the spinnerets at the caudal tip of its abdomen; a spiderweb.
    A spider's web
    The sunlight glistened in the dew on the web.
  2. Any interconnected set of persons, places, or things, which when diagrammed resembles a spider's web.
  3. Specifically, the World Wide Web (also spelled Web).
    Let me search the web for that.
  4. (baseball) The part of a baseball mitt between the forefinger and thumb, the webbing.
    A baseball glove, with a web between the thumb and forefinger
    He caught the ball in the web.
  5. A latticed or woven structure.
    The gazebo's roof was a web made of thin strips of wood.
  6. The interconnection between flanges in structural members, increasing the effective lever arm and so the load capacity of the member.
  7. (rail transport) The thinner vertical section of a railway rail between the top (head) and bottom (foot) of the rail.
    Profile of flat-bottomed and bullhead railway rail showing the web
  8. A fold of tissue connecting the toes of certain birds.
    A duck paddles with its webbed feet.
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A continuous strip of material carried by rollers during processing.
  10. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A long sheet of paper which is fed from a roll into a printing press, as opposed to individual sheets of paper.

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Verb

Infinitive
to web

Third person singular
web

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
b

to web (third-person singular simple present web, present participle b, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (intransitive) to construct or form a web
  2. (transitive) to cover with a web or network
  3. (transitive) to ensnare or entangle
  4. (transitive) to provide with a web

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