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Definition of 'web'


  1. an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving; "the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn"
  2. an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
       Synonyms: entanglement
  3. the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft
       Synonyms: vane
  4. an interconnected system of things or people; "he owned a network of shops"; "retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life"; "tangled in a web of cloth"
       Synonyms: network
  5. computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol
       Synonyms: World Wide Web WWW
  6. a fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven)
  7. membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and mammals


  1. construct or form a web, as if by weaving
       Synonyms: net

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