spiderweb
noun Date: circa 1649 1. the network of silken thread spun by most spiders and used as a resting place and as a trap for small prey 2. something that resembles or suggests a spiderweb

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  • spiderweb — 1530s, from SPIDER (Cf. spider) + WEB (Cf. web) …   Etymology dictionary

  • spiderweb — /spuy deuhr web /, v.t., spiderwebbed, spiderwebbing. to cover with a spider web or fine lines resembling a spider web. [1890 95; v. use of SPIDER WEB] * * * …   Universalium

  • spiderweb — 1. noun a) The net like construct of a spider containing sticky strands to catch prey. b) Something that resembles a spiders net in either its mesh like, entrapping or fragileness quality. See Also: cobweb, web 2 …   Wiktionary

  • spiderweb — spi|der|web [ˈspaıdəweb US dər ] n also web AmE a very fine network of sticky threads made by a spider to catch insects →↑cobweb …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spiderweb — spi|der|web [ spaıdər,web ] noun count AMERICAN the object that a SPIDER weaves for catching insects …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spiderweb — n. network spun by a spider to catch insects for food …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spiderweb — noun (C) AmE a very fine network of sticky threads made by a spider to catch insects; cobweb BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • spiderweb — /spuy deuhr web /, v.t., spiderwebbed, spiderwebbing. to cover with a spider web or fine lines resembling a spider web. [1890 95; v. use of SPIDER WEB] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spiderweb Software — Logo de Spiderweb Software. Création 1994 Fondateurs Jeff Vogel …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Spiderweb Software — es una pequeña empresa de juegos de computador creada en 1994 por Jeff Voguel y establecida en Seattle, WA (Estados Unidos). Se dedica principalmente a crear juegos shareware para Macintosh y MS Windows. Lo especial de esta empresa es que primero …   Wikipedia Español

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