|1.||[ noun ] an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving|
"the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn"
|Related terms:||object spider_web|
|2.||[ noun ] (zoology) the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft|
|Related terms:||blade feather barb|
|3.||[ noun ] an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim|
|Related terms:||trap spider_web spider's_web entangle|
|4.||[ verb ] construct or form a web, as if by weaving|
|Related terms:||weave network network webbing|
|5.||[ noun ] (computer science) 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.||[ noun ] (clothing) a fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven)|
|7.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||system support_system espionage_network old_boy_network reticulum|
|8.||[ noun ] (botany,zoology) membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and mammals|
|Related terms:||membrane webfoot|