Definition of Cobweb

1. Noun. A fabric so delicate and transparent as to resemble a web of a spider.

Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile
Derivative terms: Cobwebby



2. Noun. Filaments from a web that was spun by a spider.
Exact synonyms: Gossamer
Generic synonyms: Fibril, Filament, Strand
Derivative terms: Gossamer

3. Noun. A dense elaborate spider web that is more efficient than the orb web.
Generic synonyms: Spider Web, Spider's Web

Definition of Cobweb

1. n. The network spread by a spider to catch its prey.

Definition of Cobweb

1. Noun. A spiderweb, or the remains of one, especially an asymmetrical one that is woven with an irregular pattern of threads. ¹

2. Noun. One of its filaments; gossamer ¹

3. Noun. An intricate plot ¹

4. Noun. (computing) a web page that either has not been updated for a long time, or that is rarely visited ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cobweb

1. to cover with cobwebs (spider webs) [v -WEBBED, -WEBBING, -WEBS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cobweb

cobranding
cobrands
cobras
cobreil
cobric
cobrotoxin
cobs
cobstone
cobstones
cobswan
cobswans
coburg
coburgs
cobwall
cobwalls
cobweb (current term)
cobweb site
cobweb spider
cobweb spiders
cobwebbed
cobwebberies
cobwebbery
cobwebbier
cobwebbiest
cobwebbing
cobwebby
cobweblike
cobwebs
cobwebsite
cobwebsites

Literary usage of Cobweb

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1. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1849)
"cobweb (and let the fact remain recorded so long as the English language is in existence) cobweb, I say, ... cobweb resided in the country; his habits were ..."

2. How to Work with the Microscope by Lionel Smith Beale (1870)
"A fixed cobweb crosses the field of view, and parallel to this is another cobweb thread capable of being brought near to, or separated from the first, ..."

3. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"cobweb-LAWN. A very fine transparent lawn. Thin clouds, like scarfs of cob-web lawn, Veil'd hear'n's most glorious eye. Shee [a sempstress] hath a pretty ..."

4. The Light of Nature Pursued by Abraham Tucker (1768)
"... do if you allowed them only a fingle cobweb to work with ? ... they performed their prodigious feats by tender filaments flighter than a cobweb, ..."

5. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs by Thomas Percy, Clarke, George Gilfillan, Charles Cowden Clarke (1864)
"... and yet [it] is sung but by some blinda crowder, with no rougher voice, than rude style; which beeing so evill apparelled in the dust and cobweb of that ..."

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