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English noun: spider

1. spider (animal) predatory arachnid with eight legs, two poison fangs, two feelers, and usually two silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey

Broader (hypernym)arachnid, arachnoid

Narrower (hyponym)Aranea diademata, Araneus cavaticus, Argiope aurantia, barn spider, black and gold garden spider, black widow, comb-footed spider, garden spider, hunting spider, Latrodectus mactans, orb-weaving spider, tarantula, theridiid, trap-door spider, wolf spider

Member meronymAraneae, Araneida, order Araneae, order Araneida

2. spider (communication) a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine


Broader (hypernym)computer program, computer programme, program, programme

3. spider (artifact) a skillet made of cast iron

Broader (hypernym)frying pan, frypan, skillet

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