Retiary
Retiary \Re"ti*a*ry\, n. [See {Retiarius}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any spider which spins webs to catch its prey. [1913 Webster]

2. A retiarius. [1913 Webster]


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  • Retiary — Re ti*a*ry, a. [Cf. LL. retiarius.] 1. Netlike. [1913 Webster] This work is in retiary, or hanging textures. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. Constructing or using a web, or net, to catch prey; said of certain spiders. [1913 Webster] 3. Armed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • retiary — [rē′shē er΄ē] adj. [< L rete, net (see RETINA) + ARY] 1. of or like nets or net making 2. building nets, as certain spiders 3. armed with a net …   English World dictionary

  • retiary — /ree shee er ee/, adj. 1. using a net or any entangling device. 2. netlike. 3. making a net or web, as a spider. [1640 50; < L ret (s. of rete) net + I + ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • retiary — re·ti·ary …   English syllables

  • retiary — /ˈritiəri/ (say reeteeuhree), /ˈriʃjəri/ (say reeshyuhree) adjective 1. using a net or any entangling device. 2. net like. 3. making a net or web, as a spider …   Australian English dictionary

  • retiary — ˈrēshēˌerē adjective Etymology: Latin retiarius one armed with a net, retiarius 1. : armed with a net 2. : skillful to entangle …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Illaqueate — Il*la que*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Illaqueated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Illaqueating}.] [L. illaqueatus, p. p. of illaqueare; pref. il in + laqueare to insnare, fr. laqueus, noose, snare.] To insnare; to entrap; to entangle; to catch. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Illaqueated — Illaqueate Il*la que*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Illaqueated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Illaqueating}.] [L. illaqueatus, p. p. of illaqueare; pref. il in + laqueare to insnare, fr. laqueus, noose, snare.] To insnare; to entrap; to entangle; to catch. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Illaqueating — Illaqueate Il*la que*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Illaqueated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Illaqueating}.] [L. illaqueatus, p. p. of illaqueare; pref. il in + laqueare to insnare, fr. laqueus, noose, snare.] To insnare; to entrap; to entangle; to catch. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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