1. [ noun ] an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving

"the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn"

Related terms: object spider_web
2. [ noun ] (zoology) the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft
Synonyms: vane
Related terms: blade feather barb
3. [ noun ] an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
Synonyms: entanglement
Related terms: trap spider_web spider's_web entangle
4. [ verb ] construct or form a web, as if by weaving
Synonyms: net
Related terms: weave network network webbing
5. [ noun ] (computer science) computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol
Synonyms: WWW world_wide_web
Related terms: computer_network
6. [ noun ] (clothing) a fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven)
Related terms: fabric
7. [ noun ] an interconnected system of things or people
Synonyms: network

"he 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"

Related terms: system support_system espionage_network old_boy_network reticulum
8. [ noun ] (botany,zoology) membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and mammals
Related terms: membrane webfoot
Similar spelling:   webb