Definition of “web” - English Dictionary

“web” in British English

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webnoun [ C ]

uk /web/ us /web/

the Webnoun [ S ]

uk /web/ us /web/

A2 the system of connected documents on the internet:

Jane's been surfing the Web all morning.

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  • "What's the web address?" "www dot cambridge dot org".
  • Our web page had 243 hits this week.
  • Our site on the web has many pages for you to click on and explore.
  • The job has been advertised on the web.
  • He booked his holiday on the web.

(Definition of “web” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“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 skin connecting the toes of some water birds and animals which helps them to swim

adjective us /webd/

Ducks, gulls, and frogs all have webbed toes.

(Definition of “web” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“the Web” in Business English

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the Webnoun [ S ]

also the web uk us IT, INTERNET

the system of connected documents on the internet, often containing pictures, video, and sound, that can be searched for information about a particular subject:

access/browse/surf the Web Most of the work can be done using your own computer to access the web.
on/over the Web All major travel agents now sell on the Web.

(Definition of “the Web” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)