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SPIDER WEB

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spider web mean? 

SPIDER WEB (noun)
  The noun SPIDER WEB has 2 senses:

1. a web resembling the webs spun by spiders
2. a web spun by spiders to trap insect prey

  Familiarity information: SPIDER WEB used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPIDER WEB (noun)


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Meaning:

A web resembling the webs spun by spiders

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

spider web; spider's web

Hypernyms ("spider web" is a kind of...):

entanglement; web (an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim)


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Meaning:

A web spun by spiders to trap insect prey

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

spider web; spider's web

Hypernyms ("spider web" is a kind of...):

web (an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "spider web"):

cobweb (a dense elaborate spider web that is more efficient than the orb web)

funnel web (a funnel-shaped spider web; the funnel-web spider perches in the center of the web)

orb web (a circular spider web)

sheet web (an irregular spider web woven in a single plane and looking like flattened hammocks)


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