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 for web
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Web \Web\, n. [OE. webbe, AS. webba. See Weave.]
     A weaver. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Web \Web\, n. [OE. web, AS. webb; akin to D. web, webbe, OHG.
     weppi, G. gewebe, Icel. vefr, Sw. v[aum]f, Dan. v[ae]v. See
     Weave.]
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     1. That which is woven; a texture; textile fabric; esp.,
        something woven in a loom.
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              Penelope, for her Ulysses' sake,
              Devised a web her wooers to deceive.  --Spenser.
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              Not web might be woven, not a shuttle thrown, or
              penalty of exile.                     --Bancroft.
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     2. A whole piece of linen cloth as woven.
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     3. The texture of very fine thread spun by a spider for
        catching insects at its prey; a cobweb. "The smallest
        spider's web." --Shak.
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     4. Fig.: Tissue; texture; complicated fabrication.
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              The somber spirit of our forefathers, who wove their
              web of life with hardly a . . . thread of rose-color
              or gold.                              --Hawthorne.
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              Such has been the perplexing ingenuity of
              commentators that it is difficult to extricate the
              truth from the web of conjectures.    --W. Irving.
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     5. (Carriages) A band of webbing used to regulate the
        extension of the hood.
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     6. A thin metal sheet, plate, or strip, as of lead.
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              And Christians slain roll up in webs of lead.
                                                    --Fairfax.
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        (a) The blade of a sword. [Obs.]
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                  The sword, whereof the web was steel,
                  Pommel rich stone, hilt gold.     --Fairfax.
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        (b) The blade of a saw.
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        (c) The thin, sharp part of a colter.
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        (d) The bit of a key.
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     7. (Mach. & Engin.) A plate or thin portion, continuous or
        perforated, connecting stiffening ribs or flanges, or
        other parts of an object. Specifically: 
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        (a) The thin vertical plate or portion connecting the
            upper and lower flanges of an lower flanges of an iron
            girder, rolled beam, or railroad rail.
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        (b) A disk or solid construction serving, instead of
            spokes, for connecting the rim and hub, in some kinds
            of car wheels, sheaves, etc.
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        (c) The arm of a crank between the shaft and the wrist.
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        (d) The part of a blackmith's anvil between the face and
            the foot.
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     8. (Med.) Pterygium; -- called also webeye. --Shak.
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     9. (Anat.) The membrane which unites the fingers or toes,
        either at their bases, as in man, or for a greater part of
        their length, as in many water birds and amphibians.
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     10. (Zool.) 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. See Feather.
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     Pin and web (Med.), two diseases of the eye, caligo and
        pterygium; -- sometimes wrongly explained as one disease.
        See Pin, n., 8, and Web, n., 8. "He never yet had
        pinne or webbe, his sight for to decay." --Gascoigne.
  
     Web member (Engin.), one of the braces in a web system.
  
     Web press, a printing press which takes paper from a roll
        instead of being fed with sheets.
  
     Web system (Engin.), the system of braces connecting the
        flanges of a lattice girder, post, or the like.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  web \web\ (w[e^]b), n.
     The world-wide web; -- usually referred to as the web.
     [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Web \Web\ (w[e^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Webbed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Webbing.]
     To unite or surround with a web, or as if with a web; to
     envelop; to entangle.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  web
      n 1: an intricate network suggesting something that was formed
           by weaving or interweaving; "the trees cast a delicate web
           of shadows over the lawn"
      2: an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim [syn:
         web, entanglement]
      3: the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a
         series of barbs on either side of the shaft [syn: vane,
         web]
      4: an interconnected system of things or people; "he owned a
         network of shops"; "retirement meant dropping out of a whole
         network of people who had been part of my life"; "tangled in
         a web of cloth" [syn: network, web]
      5: computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites
         that offer text and graphics and sound and animation
         resources through the hypertext transfer protocol [syn:
         World Wide Web, WWW, web]
      6: a fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven)
      7: membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and
         mammals
      v 1: construct or form a web, as if by weaving [syn: web,
           net]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  206 Moby Thesaurus words for "web":
     anatomy, animal fiber, arabesque, architectonics, architecture,
     arrangement, artificial fiber, basketry, basketwork, bed, braid,
     braiding, build, building, cancellation, capillament, cilium,
     cirrus, cloth, cobweb, complexity, complication, composition,
     conformation, constitution, construction, creation, cross-hatching,
     crossing-out, cylinder press, denier, drapery, embroilment, enlace,
     enlacement, enmeshment, ensnarement, entanglement, entrapment,
     entwine, entwinement, entwining, etoffe, fabric, fabrication,
     fashion, fashioning, felt, fiber, fibrilla, filament, filamentule,
     filigree, flagellum, flatbed cylinder press, forging, form, format,
     formation, frame, fret, fretwork, getup, goods, gossamer, grate,
     grating, grid, gridiron, grille, grillwork, hachure, hair, hank,
     hatching, interknit, interknitting, interlace, interlacement,
     interlacery, interlacing, intertexture, interthreading, intertie,
     intertieing, intertissue, intertwine, intertwinement, intertwining,
     intertwist, intertwisting, interweave, interweavement,
     interweaving, intort, involvement, jungle, knit, knitting, knot,
     labyrinth, lace, lacery, lacework, lacing, lattice, latticework,
     loom, loop, make, makeready, makeup, making, manufacture, mat,
     material, maze, mesh, meshes, meshwork, mold, molding, morass,
     napery, net, netting, network, noose, organic structure, organism,
     organization, pattern, patterning, physique, plait, plaiting, plan,
     platen, platen press, pleach, plexure, plexus, press, presswork,
     printing machine, printing press, production, raddle, rag, reticle,
     reticulation, reticule, reticulum, riddle, rotary press,
     rotogravure press, screen, screening, setup, shape, shaping, sieve,
     silk, skein, snarl, splice, strand, structure, structuring, stuff,
     suture, tangle, tectonics, tendril, textile, textile fabric,
     texture, thread, threadlet, tissu, tissue, toils, tracery, trellis,
     trelliswork, twill, twine, twining, twist, twisting, warp and woof,
     warpage, wattle, weave, weaving, web press, webbing, webwork, weft,
     weftage, wicker, wickerwork, woof, wool, wreathe, wreathing
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  WEB
  
      Donald Knuth's self-documenting literate
     programming, with algorithms and documentation intermixed
     in one file.  They can be separated using Weave and
     Tangle.  Versions exist for Pascal and C.  Spiderweb
     can be used to create versions for other languages.
     FunnelWeb is a production-quality literate-programming tool.
  
     ftp://princeton.edu/)">(ftp://princeton.edu/), ftp://labrea.stanford.edu/)">(ftp://labrea.stanford.edu/).
  
     ["Literate Programming", D.E. Knuth, Computer J 27(2):97-111,
     May 1984].
  
     (1996-05-10)
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  World-Wide Web
  Web
  
      (WWW, W3, The Web) An Internet
     client-server hypertext distributed information retrieval
     system.
  
     Basically, the web consists of documents or web pages in HTML
     format (a kind of hypertext), each of which has a unique URL
     or "web address".  Links in a page are URLs of other pages which
     may be part of the same website or a page on another site on a
     different web server anywhere on the Internet.
  
     As well as HTML pages, a URL may refer to an image, some code
     ({JavaScript or Java), CSS, a video stream or other kind of
     object.  The vast majority of URLs start with "http://",
     indicating that the page needs to be fetched using the HTTP
     protocol.  Other possibile "schemes" are HTTPS, which
     encrypts the request and the resulting page or FTP, the
     original protocol for transferring files over the Internet.
     RTSP is a streaming protocol that allow a continuous feed of
     audio or video from the server to the browser.  Gopher was a
     predecessor of HTTP and Telnet starts an interactive
     command-line session with a remote server.
  
     The web is accessed using a client program known as a web
     browser that runs on the user's computer. The browser fetches and
     displays pages and allows the user to follow links by clicking
     on them (or similar action) and to input queries to the server.  A
     variety of browsers are freely available, e.g. Internet
     Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari.  Early examples were NCSA
     Mosaic and Netscape Navigator.
  
     Queries can be entered into "forms" which allow the user to enter
     arbitrary text and select options from customisable menus and
     other controls.  The server processes each request - either a
     simple URL or data from a form - and returns a response, typically
     a page of HTML.
  
     The World-Wide Web originated from the CERN High-Energy Physics
     laboratories in Geneva, Switzerland.  In the early 1990s, the
     developers at CERN spread word of the Web's capabilities to
     scientific and academic audiences worldwide.  By September 1993,
     the share of Web traffic traversing the NSFNET Internet
     backbone reached 75 gigabytes per month or one percent.  By
     July 1994 it was one terabyte per month.
  
     The World Wide Web Consortium is the main standards body for
     the web.
  
     Following the widespread availability of web browsers and servers
     from about 1995, many companies realised they could use the same
     software and protocols on their own private internal TCP/IP
     networks giving rise to the term "{intranet".
  
     This dictionary is accessible via the Web at
     http://foldoc.org/)">(http://foldoc.org/).  If you are reading a plain text version
     of this dictionary then you will see lots of curly brackets and
     strings like
  
     	http://hostname/here/there/page.html)">(http://hostname/here/there/page.html).
  
     These are transformed into hypertext links when you access it
     via the Web.
  
     An article by John December
     http://sunsite.unc.edu/cmc/mag/1994/oct/webip.html)">(http://sunsite.unc.edu/cmc/mag/1994/oct/webip.html).
  
     http://w3.org/Status.html)">W3 servers, clients and tools (http://w3.org/Status.html).
  
     (2014-08-23)
  

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