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web British & World English

A network of fine threads constructed by a spider from fluid secreted by its spinnerets, used to catch its prey

web English Thesaurus

a spider's web

the Web in web British & World English

The World Wide Web or the Internet

orb web British & World English

A circular vertical spider’s web formed of threads radiating from a central point, crossed by radial links that spiral in from the edge

Web 2.0 British & World English

The second stage of development of the Internet, characterized especially by the change from static web pages to dynamic or user-generated content and the growth of social media

Deep Web British & World English

The part of the World Wide Web that is not discoverable by means of standard search engines, including password-protected or dynamic pages and encrypted networks

food web British & World English

A system of interlocking and interdependent food chains

web page British & World English

A hypertext document connected to the World Wide Web

web ring British & World English

A number of websites with related content, offering links to one another in such a way that one may view each of them without returning to a single referring site

web wheel British & World English

A wheel with a plate instead of spokes, or one with rim, spokes, and centre made in one piece, as in the balance wheel of a clock or watch

web-enable British & World English

Make accessible via or compatible with the World Wide Web

web-footed British & World English

(Of a swimming bird or other aquatic animal) having webbed feet

web hosting British & World English

The activity or business of providing storage space and access for websites

web offset British & World English

Offset printing on continuous paper fed from a reel

web-spinner British & World English

A slender mainly tropical insect with a soft brownish body, living under stones or logs in a tunnel of silk produced by glands on the front legs

Du Bois, W. E. B. British & World English

(1868–1963), American writer, sociologist, and political activist; full name William Edward Burghardt Du Bois. He was an important figure in campaigning for equality for black Americans and co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1909

Semantic Web British & World English

A proposed development of the World Wide Web in which data in web pages is structured and tagged in such a way that it can be read directly by computers

orb-web spider British & World English

A spider of a kind that builds orb webs. Many species are large and brightly coloured, and wait either in the centre of the web or in a retreat at the edge

a tangled web British & World English

A complex, difficult, and confusing situation or thing

World Wide Web British & World English

An information system on the Internet which allows documents to be connected to other documents by hypertext links, enabling the user to search for information by moving from one document to another

funnel-web spider British & World English

Any of a number of spiders that build a funnel-shaped web, in particular:

webcast British & World English

A video broadcast of an event transmitted across the Internet

weblink British & World English

A printed address of a website in a book, newspaper, etc.

webmail British & World English

Email available for use online and stored in an Internet server mailbox

website British & World English

A location connected to the Internet that maintains one or more web pages

webzine British & World English

A magazine published electronically on the Internet

webcomic British & World English

A series of comic strips published online

webspace British & World English

An amount of disk storage space allowed on an Internet server

a tangled web in tangled British & World English

A complex, difficult, and confusing situation or thing

spiderweb British & World English

A web made by a spider