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Web may refer to:

Biology

  • Spider web, a mesh built by a spider, composed of spider silk and usually used for trapping prey
  • Interdigital webbing, skin membranes between the digits of semiaquatic mammals

Computing

  • World Wide Web or "the Web", a hypertext system that operates over the Internet
    • WorldWideWeb, the world's first Web browser
    • Web 2.0, a perceived transition of the Web from a collection of Web sites to a full-fledged computing platform serving Web applications
    • Web.com, a public company that offers websites and other services for small businesses and consumers
  • WEB, a computer programming system created by Donald Knuth to implement literate programming
  • Webs (web hosting), a website which allows users to create free websites

Publications

Television, radio and film

  • The Web (film), a film noir
  • The Web (TV series), a mystery/suspense anthology series
  • Web (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Webs (film), a 2003 sci-fi movie
  • The Web ReBoot, a form of space in the Reboot universe where concentrated, fragmented data gives home to dangerous creatures, storms, and causes degradation in those not of the Web
  • West End Broadcast (WeB FM), a radio station in Newcastle, England, that was a forerunner of NE1fm

Miscellaneous

See also


1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

WEB (a word common to Teutonic languages, cf. Du. webbe, Dan. vaev, Ger. Gewebe, all from the Teutonic wabh-to weave), that which is woven (see Weaving). The word is thus applied to anything resembling a web of cloth, to the vexillum of the feather of a bird, to the membrane which connects the toes of many aquatic birds and some aquatic mammals; it is particu - larly used of the "cobweb," the net spun by the spider, the Old English name for which was dtor-coppe, i.e. poison-head (dtor, poison, and coppe, tuft or head). In architecture the term "web" is sometimes given, in preference to "panel," to the stone shell of a vault resting on the ribs and taking its winding surface from the same; see Vault.


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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also web

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English

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Proper noun

Singular
Web

Plural
-

Web

  1. (informal) The World Wide Web.

Anagrams

  • Anagrams of bew
  • WBE

French

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Web

Wikipedia fr

Etymology

Borrowed from English

Noun

Web m.

  1. The Web; the World Wide Web.

Simple English

Simple English Wiktionary has the word meaning for:

Web can mean several things

A word used for the internet hence World Wide Web (WWW.)








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