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1. WordNet® 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]

2. 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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3. 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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4. 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]

5. 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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6. 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://labrea.stanford.edu/>.

   ["Literate Programming", D.E. Knuth, Computer J 27(2):97-111,
   May 1984].

   (1996-05-10)


7. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015)
World-Wide Web
Web

   <web, networking, hypertext> (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/>.  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>.

   These are transformed into hypertext links when you access it
   via the Web.

   <An article by John December>.

   <W3 servers, clients and tools>.

   (2014-08-23)


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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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