• (rail transport) The thinner vertical section of a railway rail between the top (head) and bottom (foot) of the rail. Profile of flat-bottomed and bullhead railway rail showing the web
  • (manufacturing) A continuous strip of material carried by rollers during processing.
  • A thin metal sheet, plate, or strip, as of lead.
  • The thin, sharp part of a colter.
  • Specifically, the World Wide Web (often capitalized Web).

    "Let me search the web for that."

  • The interconnection between flanges in structural members, increasing the effective lever arm and so the load capacity of the member.
  • The series of barbs implanted on each side of the shaft of a feather, whether stiff and united together by barbules, as in ordinary feathers, or soft and separate, as in downy feathers.
  • (dated) A band of webbing used to regulate the extension of the hood of a carriage.
  • The blade of a saw.
  • Any interconnected set of persons, places, or things, which when diagrammed resembles a spider's web.
  • A latticed or woven structure.

    "The gazebo's roof was a web made of thin strips of wood."

  • A fold of tissue connecting the toes of certain birds, or of other animals.
  • (lithography) A long sheet of paper which is fed from a roll into a printing press, as opposed to individual sheets of paper.
  • The blade of a sword.
  • The bit of a key.
  • The silken structure a spider builds using silk secreted from the spinnerets at the caudal tip of its abdomen; a spiderweb. A spider's web

    "The sunlight glistened in the dew on the web."

  • (baseball) The part of a baseball mitt between the forefinger and thumb, the webbing. A baseball glove, with a web between the thumb and forefinger

    "He caught the ball in the web."

Proper noun

  • Alternative letter-case form of Web: the World Wide Web.

    "I found it on the web."


  • (intransitive) to construct or form a web
  • (transitive) to provide with a web
  • (transitive) to ensnare or entangle
  • (transitive) to cover with a web or network

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