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Meaning of WEB

Pronunciation:  web

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft
  2. [n]  membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and mammals
  3. [n]  an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
  4. [n]  a fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven)
  5. [n]  computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol
  6. [n]  an intricately connected system of things or people; "a network of spies"; "a web of intrigue"
  7. [n]  an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving; "the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn"
  8. [v]  construct or form a web, as if by weaving

WEB is a 3 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: entanglement, net, network, vane, world wide web, WWW
 See Also: barb, blade, cloth, computer network, espionage network, fabric, feather, material, membrane, object, physical object, plumage, plume, reticulum, spider web, spider web, spider's web, spider's web, support system, system, textile, tissue, tissue layer, trap, weave, webfoot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Web\, n. [OE. webbe, AS. webba. See {Weave}.]
    A weaver. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Web\, n. [OE. web, AS. webb; akin to D. web, webbe, OHG.
    weppi, G. gewebe, Icel. vefr, Sw. v["a]f, Dan. v[ae]v. See
    1. That which is woven; a texture; textile fabric; esp.,
       something woven in a loom.
             Penelope, for her Ulysses' sake, Devised a web her
             wooers to deceive.                    --Spenser.
             Not web might be woven, not a shuttle thrown, or
             penalty of exile.                     --Bancroft.
    2. A whole piece of linen cloth as woven.
    3. The texture of very fine thread spun by a spider for
       catching insects at its prey; a cobweb. ``The smallest
       spider's web.'' --Shak.
    4. Fig.: Tissue; texture; complicated fabrication.
             The somber spirit of our forefathers, who wove their
             web of life with hardly a . . . thread of rose-color
             or gold.                              --Hawthorne.
             Such has been the perplexing ingenuity of
             commentators that it is difficult to extricate the
             truth from the web of conjectures.    --W. Irving.
    5. (Carriages) A band of webbing used to regulate the
       extension of the hood.
    6. A thin metal sheet, plate, or strip, as of lead.
             And Christians slain roll up in webs of lead.
       (a) The blade of a sword. [Obs.]
                 The sword, whereof the web was steel, Pommel
                 rich stone, hilt gold.            --Fairfax.
       (b) The blade of a saw.
       (c) The thin, sharp part of a colter.
       (d) The bit of a key.
    7. (Mach. & Engin.) A plate or thin portion, continuous or
       perforated, connecting stiffening ribs or flanges, or
       other parts of an object. Specifically:
       (a) The thin vertical plate or portion connecting the
           upper and lower flanges of an lower flanges of an iron
           girder, rolled beam, or railroad rail.
       (b) A disk or solid construction serving, instead of
           spokes, for connecting the rim and hub, in some kinds
           of car wheels, sheaves, etc.
       (c) The arm of a crank between the shaft and the wrist.
       (d) The part of a blackmith's anvil between the face and
           the foot.
    8. (Med.) Pterygium; -- called also {webeye}. --Shak.
    9. (Anat.) The membrane which unites the fingers or toes,
       either at their bases, as in man, or for a greater part of
       their length, as in many water birds and amphibians.
    10. (Zo["o]l.) The series of barbs implanted on each side of
        the shaft of a feather, whether stiff and united together
        by barbules, as in ordinary feathers, or soft and
        separate, as in downy feathers. See {Feather}.
    {Pin and web} (Med.), two diseases of the eye, caligo and
       pterygium; -- sometimes wrongly explained as one disease.
       See {Pin}, n., 8, and {Web}, n., 8. ``He never yet had
       pinne or webbe, his sight for to decay.'' --Gascoigne.
    {Web member} (Engin.), one of the braces in a web system.
    {Web press}, a printing press which takes paper from a roll
       instead of being fed with sheets.
    {Web system} (Engin.), the system of braces connecting the
       flanges of a lattice girder, post, or the like.
  3. \Web\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Webbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To unite or surround with a web, or as if with a web; to
    envelop; to entangle.
Computing Dictionary
  1. donald knuth's self-documenting literate programming, with algorithms and documentation intermixed in one file. They can be separated using weave and tangle. Versions exist for pascal and c. spiderweb can be used to create versions for other languages. funnelweb is a production-quality literate-programming tool.

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    ["Literate Programming", D.E. Knuth, Computer J 27(2):97-111, May 1984].

  2. "The Web" is the world-wide web. "A web" is part of it on some specific web site.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a web in your dream, represents your desire to control everything around you. Alternatively, it suggests that you are being held back from fully expressing yourself. You feel trapped. The dream may also symbolize your network of acquaintances and associates.