Definition of Spider's web

1. Noun. A web resembling the webs spun by spiders.

Exact synonyms: Spider Web
Generic synonyms: Entanglement, Web

2. Noun. A web spun by spiders to trap insect prey.
Exact synonyms: Spider Web
Specialized synonyms: Cobweb, Funnel Web, Orb Web, Sheet Web
Generic synonyms: Web

Definition of Spider's web

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of spiderweb) ¹

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Medical Definition of Spider's web

1. The silken web which is formed by most kinds of spiders, particularly the web spun to entrap their prey. See Geometric spider, Triangle spider, under Geometric, and Triangle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spider's Web

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spider's webs
spider angioma
spider angiomas
spider brake
spider cancer
spider cell
spider crab
spider fern
spider finger
spider flower
spider goat
spider haemangioma

Literary usage of Spider's web

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1. Experimental Mechanics: A Course of Lectures Delivered at the Royal College by Sir Robert Stawell Ball (1871)
"I lower the telescope until the spider-s web again passes through the image of ... The scale along the vertical rod was read after the spider-s web had been ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1884)
"The farmers claim that it will "never rot."—WH Foote, Manito, 111. 109. Spider s web.— How many yards of web can a spider *-pin in one season? ..."

3. The Wonders of Nature and Art: Or, A Concise Account of Whatever is Most by Thomas Smith (1803)
"We might here describe the delicate and wonderful texture of the spider-s web, and her manner of weaving it; but as every one has an opportunity of making ..."

4. An Arabic-English Lexicon: Derived from the Best and the Most Copious by Edward William Lane (1885)
"(ТА) : or a spider s web : (AA :) — Also, Stones. (TA.) _ All these significations are also assigned t* j • j to ..."

5. The Standard Dictionary of Facts: History, Language, Literature, Biography edited by Henry Woldmar Ruoff (1908)
"The spider s web is usually j pouches, are contained. The interesting water- I spiders, denizens of fresh-water ..."

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