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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


Synonymswanderer


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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