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Definition 1: the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for web in the sense of this definition

(web is a kind of ...) a broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)

(web is a part of ...) one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather

(... is part of web) the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

Definition 2: membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and mammals - [noun denoting animal]

(web is a kind of ...) a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants

(... is part of web) a foot having the toes connected by folds of skin

Definition 3: an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for web in the sense of this definition

(web is a kind of ...) a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned

(... is a kind of web ) a web resembling the webs spun by spiders

Definition 4: a fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven) - [noun denoting artifact]

(web is a kind of ...) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent" "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC" "she measured off enough material for a dress"

Definition 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for web in the sense of this definition

(web is a kind of ...) (computer science) a network of computers

Definition 6: an interconnected system of things or people - [noun denoting group]

Samples where web or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for web in the sense of this definition

(web is a kind of ...) a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole

"a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"

(... is a kind of web ) any fine network (especially one in the body composed of cells or blood vessels)

(... is a kind of web ) a network of spies

(... is a kind of web ) an exclusive informal network linking members of a social class or profession or organization in order to provide connections and information and favors (especially in business or politics)

"professional women have developed an old boy network of their own"

(... is a kind of web ) a network of facilities and people who interact and remain in informal communication for mutual assistance; a network that enables you to live in a certain style

Definition 7: an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving - [noun denoting object]

Samples where web or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn

(web is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

(... is a kind of web ) a web spun by spiders to trap insect prey

(... is a kind of web ) a web that resembles a tent or carpet

(... is a kind of web ) something forming a web (as between the toes of birds)

Definition 8: construct or form a web, as if by weaving - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for web in the sense of this definition

(web is a kind of ...) create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton

"tissue textiles"

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