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English noun: web

1. web (object) an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving


SamplesThe trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn.


Broader (hypernym)object, physical object


Narrower (hyponym)spider web, spider's web, tent, webbing

2. web (artifact) an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim


Synonymsentanglement


Broader (hypernym)trap


Narrower (hyponym)spider web, spider's web

3. web (animal) the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft


Synonymsvane


Broader (hypernym)blade


Part holonymbarb


Part meronymfeather, plumage, plume

4. web (group) an interconnected system of things or people


SamplesHe owned a network of shops.
Retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life.
Tangled in a web of cloth.


Synonymsnetwork


Broader (hypernym)scheme, system


Narrower (hyponym)espionage network, old boy network, reticulum, support system

5. web (artifact) computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol


SynonymsWorld Wide Web, WWW


Broader (hypernym)computer network

6. web (artifact) a fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven)


Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile

7. web (animal) membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and mammals


Broader (hypernym)membrane, tissue layer


Part meronymwebfoot


English verb: web

1. web (creation) construct or form a web, as if by weaving


Synonymsnet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)tissue, weave









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