- 1An eight-legged predatory arachnid with an unsegmented body consisting of a fused head and thorax and a rounded abdomen. Spiders have fangs which inject poison into their prey, and most kinds spin webs in which to capture insects.
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- Order Araneae, class Arachnida
- When they reduce pesticide use, they see a lot more beneficial predatory insects: spiders and parasitic wasps and flies.
- They are predators on spiders, mites, millipedes, and other insects.
- In addition to honey, their diet included scorpions, spiders, insects, mice, lizards, frogs, snakes and fruit, she said.
- 2An object resembling a spider, especially one having numerous or prominent legs or radiating spokes.More example sentences
- It was crafted in the shape of a spider, so that its minute legs would curl around her index finger, with tiny ruby eyes.
- Especially Dave, who had to feed the scrum, swipe the ball from the back of the black spider, and dive-pass it out to the waiting back line.
- Remove with spider or slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
- 3 Computing another term for crawler ( sense 2).More example sentences
- This way, your site map will be a valuable resource for anyone who accesses your site, and a useful tool for spiders to find everything that's within.
- The search engine spiders take those words and display the best sites that relate to that information.
- The spider captures summaries, which is all the engine searches, which gives you easy breadth, but not depth.
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- 1 [no object, with adverbial of direction] Move in a scuttling manner suggestive of a spider: a treecreeper spidered head first down the tree trunkMore example sentences
- As they spidered their way up the walls, Deuterium Boy sighed.
- You see them occasionally: a skier ghosting through trees in total control, a climber spidering up a sheer rock face with ease, a poised surfer rocketing out of a perfect barrel.
- Ambitious craggers had been spidering up Baffin's granite for decades, but none had ever looked at the walls with an eye out for skiable lines.
- 1.1Form a pattern suggestive of a spider or its web: a system of tunnels spider through the districtMore example sentences
- When they hit his shield, they spider out making a massive web of rock!
- Age creeps up on all of us, from the first delicate lines spidering around our eyes in our twenties to the heavier frown lines and crow's feet of middle age.
- In Middlesbrough, where there's one long road spidering into town, most people walk into town on the left-hand pavement, and walk away from town on the left-hand pavement.
- 2 [with object] Computing another term for crawl ( sense 4 of the verb). when the search engines spider your site they’ll find all of the pagesMore example sentences
- The dataset is also very 'natural', consisting of images spidered from the Internet.
- Within three days of the launch of our site, Google had spidered our main page.
- For prices starting at $20, the company guarantees they'll spider your website every 48 hours for a year.
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- He savoured such incidents, which he quickly noted in his spiderish hand-writing, to be retrieved for use on some later date.
- Even her hair is wispy and desiccated, a spiderish black, standing out from her head as if electrified.
- Ms. Winters does a spectacular job weaving the mystery into a spiderish web of intrigue.
late Old English spīthra, from spinnan (see spin).