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Meaning of “spider” in the English Dictionary

"spider" in British English

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spidernoun [C]

uk   /ˈspaɪ.dər/  us   /-dɚ/
B1 a ​smallcreature with eight ​thinlegs that ​catchesinsects in a web (= a ​net made from ​stickythreads): We ​watched the spider ​spinitsweb.

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(Definition of spider from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spider" in American English

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spidernoun [C]

 us   /ˈspɑɪ·dər/
a ​smallcreature that ​looks like an ​insect with eight ​thinlegs
(Definition of spider from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spider”
in Korean 거미…
in Arabic عَنْكَبوت…
in Malaysian labah-labah…
in French araignée…
in Russian паук…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蜘蛛…
in Italian ragno…
in Turkish örümcek…
in Polish pająk…
in Spanish araña…
in Vietnamese con nhện…
in Portuguese aranha…
in Thai แมงมุม…
in German die Spinne…
in Catalan aranya…
in Japanese クモ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蜘蛛…
in Indonesian labah-laba…
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