Definition of Spiders

1. Noun. (plural of spider) ¹



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Definition of Spiders

1. spider [n] - See also: spider

Medical Definition of Spiders

1. Arthropods of the class arachnida, order araneae. Except for mites and ticks, spiders constitute the largest order of arachnids, with approximately 37,000 species having been described. The majority of spiders are harmless, although some species can be regarded as moderately harmful since their bites can lead to quite severe local symptoms. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spiders

spiderdom
spidered
spiderflower
spidergram
spidergrams
spiderier
spideriest
spideriness
spidering
spiderish
spiderless
spiderlike
spiderly
spiderman
spidermen
spiders (current term)
spiderweb
spiderwebbed
spiderwebbing
spiderwebs
spiderwort
spiderwort family
spiderworts
spidery
spides
spie
spied
spiegel
spiegel iron
spiegeleisen

Literary usage of Spiders

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"spiders form at least two kinds of constructions—snares (or the capture of prey ... Like the scorpions the spiders have a special tendency to cannibalism, ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1862)
"The colouring of spiders is seldom other than rich in its tones; in making figures of them great difficulty is experienced in getting colours of sufficient ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"spiders vary greatly in their relative fertility; probably many species are rare ... From their mode of life spiders attain (as we should naturally suppose) ..."

4. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly by John Brand (1849)
"IT is vulgarly thought unlucky to kill spiders. It would be ridiculous to suppose that "this has been invented to support the Scottish proverb, ..."

5. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1897)
"spiders. What is the connection between spiders and hell? A gipsy residing in this neighbourhood had recently a quarrel with a friend of mine. ..."

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