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Topic: INSECTS

Language: Old English
Origin:

web

noun
     
web
1TD [singular]

the Web

the system on the Internet that allows you to find and use information that is held on computers all over the world [= the World Wide Web]
on the web
a guide to the best education-related sites on the Web
web
2HBI [countable] a net of thin threads made by a spider to catch insects:
He watched a spider spinning its web.
cobweb
3 [countable usually singular] a closely related set of things that can be very complicated
a tangled web of relationships
4HBB [countable] a piece of skin that connects the toes of ducks and some other birds, and helps them to swim well
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