Definición de spider en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈspʌɪdə/


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.
  • Order Araneae, class Arachnida.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.
1.1Used in names of arachnids similar or related to spiders, e.g. sea spider, sun spider.
2An object resembling a spider, especially one having numerous or prominent legs or radiating spokes.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.
2.1British A set of radiating elastic ties used to hold a load in place on a vehicle.
2.2A long-legged rest for a billiard cue that can be placed over a ball without touching it.
3 Computing another term for crawler (sense 2).
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.


1 [no object, with adverbial of direction] Move in a scuttling manner suggestive of a spider: a treecreeper spidered head first down the tree trunk
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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 district
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  • 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 pages
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.



Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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).

  • spinster from Late Middle English:

    A spinster was originally a woman who spun, something that many unmarried women used to do at home to earn their living. The word was often added after the name of a woman to describe her occupation, and in time became the official description of an unmarried woman. Today it has a dated feel and alludes to a stereotypical figure of an older woman who is unmarried, childless, and prim or repressed. The word could also once refer to another kind of spinner, a spider, and spider itself is descended from Old English spithra, from spinnan ‘to spin’. See also cobweb

Palabras que riman con spider

chider, cider, divider, eider, glider, Guider, Haida, hider, Ida, insider, Oneida, outsider, provider, rider, Ryder, Saida, slider, strider, stridor

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Saltos de línea: spi¦der

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