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web

noun [C]  /web/ us  

web noun [C] (NET)

short form of cobweb : A spider’s web hung in a corner of the window.

web noun [C] (SKIN)

the skin connecting the toes of some water birds and animals which helps them to swim
webbed
adjective  /webd/ us  
Ducks, gulls, and frogs all have webbed toes.
Translations of “web”
in Korean 거미줄…
in Arabic شَبَكة…
in French toile, palmure…
in Turkish örümcek ağı…
in Italian ragnatela…
in Chinese (Traditional) 網, (蜘蛛)網…
in Russian паутина…
in Polish pajęczyna…
in Spanish tela, tejido, membrana interdigital…
in Portuguese teia (de aranha)…
in German das Netz, die Schwimmhaut…
in Catalan teranyina…
in Japanese クモの巣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 网, (蜘蛛)网…
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