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"web" in American English

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webnoun [C]

 us   /web/
  • web noun [C] (NET)

short form ofcobweb: A spider’s web ​hung in a ​corner of the ​window.
  • web noun [C] (SKIN)

the ​skinconnecting the ​toes of some ​waterbirds and ​animals which ​helps them to ​swim
webbed
adjective  us   /webd/
Ducks, ​gulls, and ​frogs all have webbed ​toes.
(Definition of web from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"web" in British English

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webnoun [C]

uk   us   /web/
  • web noun [C] (NET)

B1 a ​net used to ​catchinsects, made by a spider from the ​stickythread that ​itsbodyproduces: We ​watched a ​spider spin a web between three ​tallgrassstems.figurative Those ​involved in the ​fraudcreated an intricate web of ​tradingcompanies to ​hidetheiractivities.
See also
  • web noun [C] (SKIN)

the ​skinconnecting the ​toes of some ​birds and other ​animalsliving by or on ​water that ​helps them when ​swimming
(Definition of web from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “web”
in Korean 거미줄…
in Arabic شَبَكة…
in Malaysian sarang labah-labah, selaput…
in French toile, palmure…
in Russian паутина…
in Chinese (Traditional) 網, (蜘蛛)網…
in Italian ragnatela…
in Turkish örümcek ağı…
in Polish pajęczyna…
in Spanish tela, tejido, membrana interdigital…
in Vietnamese mảng tơ, màng da…
in Portuguese teia (de aranha)…
in Thai ใยแมงมุม, พังผืด…
in German das Netz, die Schwimmhaut…
in Catalan teranyina…
in Japanese クモの巣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 网, (蜘蛛)网…
in Indonesian jaring labah-labah, selaput kaki unggas air…
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