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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


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


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.


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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)tissue, weave

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