Definition of Spider web

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

Exact synonyms: Spider's Web
Generic synonyms: Entanglement, Web

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

Definition of Spider web

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of spiderweb) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spider Web

spider lily
spider mite
spider mole
spider monkey
spider monkeys
spider nevus
spider orchid
spider pelvis
spider plant
spider strap
spider straps
spider telangiectasia
spider venoms
spider wasp
spider wasps
spider web (current term)
spider webs

Literary usage of Spider web

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Commentary on the Psalms: From Primitive and Mediaeval Writers and from by John Mason Neale, Richard Frederick Littledale (1871)
"Eusebius, reminding us of that Eusebius. sense that the years of man shall be reputed or esteemed as cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web .... their ..."

2. Cap and Gown: Some College Verse by Joseph Le Roy Harrison (1893)
"... TO A SPIDER-WEB, T WOULD I were a spider; My web I 'd then make wider Than the limits of the ever-restless sea. Each strand should then be longer, ..."

3. Natural History of Man: Being an Account of the Manners and Customs of the by John George Wood (1874)
"... notes and the gourds have each a hole in them covered with a piece of spider's web. as has already been narrated of the Central African drums. ..."

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