Definition of spiderweb in English:


Syllabification: spi·der·web
Pronunciation: /ˈspīdərweb


1A web made by a spider.
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  • The costume was enough to send a person with arachnophobia into fits with its spiderweb and small spiders.
  • For example, he has chapters on spiderwebs, sea shells and segmentation.
  • Ancient dust and grimy spiderwebs festooned her coverall.
1.1A thing resembling a spiderweb: the spiderweb of overhead transmission lines
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  • It formed a twisting spiderweb of lines and patterns, a swirling sprawl of lightning that stretched out into infinity.
  • Four days had passed, while the final party of determined villagers traced a course like a spiderweb all over the southern half of the district, even marching through his own clearing one rainy afternoon.
  • Aligore had become well-acquainted with that whip over the last several hours; the spiderweb of streaked gashes along his back was a testament to this fact.

verb (spiderwebs, spiderwebbing, spiderwebbed)

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Cover with a pattern resembling a spiderweb: a glass block spiderwebbed with cracks
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  • The glass of the doors was spiderwebbed and ready to shatter.
  • He considered the texture of the ground at his feet, the gray asphalt of the highway, spiderwebbed with cracks, and the ragged line of white paint, frozen in a futile battle with the encroaching dust.
  • It was white plaster, flaked, peeling, spiderwebbed with cracks.

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