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web

noun [C] uk   /web/ us  

web noun [C] (NET)

B1 a fixed net used to catch insects, made by a spider from the sticky thread that its body produces: We watched a spider spin a web between three tall grass stems. figurative Those involved in the fraud created an intricate web of trading companies to hide their activities.
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web noun [C] (SKIN)

the skin connecting the toes of some birds and other animals living by or on water that helps them when swimming
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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