adjective see spider

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • spider — noun Etymology: Middle English spyder, alteration of spithre; akin to Old English spinnan to spin Date: 15th century 1. any of an order (Araneae syn. Araneida) of arachnids having the abdomen usually unsegmented and constricted at the base,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • spider — noun 1》 an eight legged predatory arachnid with an unsegmented body consisting of a fused head and thorax and a rounded abdomen, most kinds of which spin webs in which to capture insects. [Order Araneae.]     ↘used in names of other arachnids,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • spider — n. & v. n. 1 a any eight legged arthropod of the order Araneae with a round unsegmented body, many of which spin webs for the capture of insects as food. b any of various similar or related arachnids, e.g. a red spider. 2 any object comparable to …   Useful english dictionary

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