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web US English

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

the Web in web US English

short for World Wide Web.

web US Thesaurus

a spider's web

orb web US English

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

Web 2.0 US English

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

Deep Web US 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 US English

A system of interlocking and interdependent food chains

purse-web US English

An enclosed tubular spider's web, characteristic of mygalomorph spiders of the family Atypidae, that extends from the burrow for some distance and somewhat resembles the finger of a glove.

web page US English

A hypertext document connected to the World Wide Web

web ring US 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 US 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

Welsh web US English

= Welsh plain.

web page US Thesaurus

what's the URL for that web page?

street web US English

A ‘web’ of street gossip.

web author US English

A person who designs and creates web sites.

web browser US English

A program used to navigate the World Wide Web by connecting to a web server, allowing the user to locate, access, and display hypertext documents.

web crawler US English

= spider (in form Webcrawler, a trademark in the United States).

web-enable US English

Make accessible via or compatible with the World Wide Web

web-footed US English

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

web hosting US English

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

web offset US English

Offset printing on continuous paper fed from a reel

web server US English

A program providing access to World Wide Web documents, which accepts requests from web browsers and delivers the required documents, using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP); (also) a computer or computer system on which such a program runs and on which the documents may be stored.

web-spinner US 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. US English

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

Semantic Web US 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

web authoring US English

The process of designing and creating web sites; frequently attributive, designating software for use in this process.

orb-web spider US 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 US English

A complex, difficult, and confusing situation or thing

World Wide Web US English

An information system on the Internet that 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 US English

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

purse-web spider US English

Any of various mygalomorph spiders of the family Atypidae, especially of the genus Atypus, which construct and live inside a purse-web.

webcast US English

A video broadcast of an event transmitted across the Internet

weblink US English

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

webmail US English

Email that is available for use online and stored in the Internet server mailbox, and that is not downloaded to an email program or used offline

website US English

A location connected to the Internet that maintains one or more pages on the World Wide Web

Web site in website US English

A location connected to the Internet that maintains one or more pages on the World Wide Web

webzine US English

A magazine published on the Internet

Interweb US English

The Internet

webcomic US English

A series of comic strips published online

webspace US English

An amount of disk storage space allowed on an Internet server

a tangled web in tangled US English

A complex, difficult, and confusing situation or thing

spiderweb US English

A web made by a spider

webmeister US English

A webmaster (usually with connotations of particular skill or expertise).

Meggie-web in Meggie US English

Meggie-lickie-spinnie noun also Meggie-spinnie a spider. Meggie-web noun a spider's web; gossamer.