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COBWEB

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cobweb mean? 

COBWEB (noun)
  The noun COBWEB has 3 senses:

1. a fabric so delicate and transparent as to resemble a web of a spider
2. filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
3. a dense elaborate spider web that is more efficient than the orb web

  Familiarity information: COBWEB used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COBWEB (noun)


Sense 1cobweb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fabric so delicate and transparent as to resemble a web of a spider

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("cobweb" is a kind of...):

cloth; fabric; material; textile (artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers)


Sense 2cobweb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Filaments from a web that was spun by a spider

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cobweb; gossamer

Hypernyms ("cobweb" is a kind of...):

fibril; filament; strand (a very slender natural or synthetic fiber)


Sense 3cobweb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A dense elaborate spider web that is more efficient than the orb web

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("cobweb" is a kind of...):

spider web; spider's web (a web spun by spiders to trap insect prey)


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