Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WEB

The information on Web pages, etc. is correct as of 21 May 1997.

She pointed to the web of beautifully-woven cloth in the loom.

Have patience, therefore, till I shall have finished the web that I am weaving.

As well try to mend a spider's web when you have put your boot through it.

And then one day the web of that particular convention broke.

The point is that the web should be eternally remade and eternally unraveled.

She was floating, floating in the web of this beautiful unreality.

Sometimes it resembles a spider's web when it is called arachnoid.

A web of spectral blue light had enveloped the abandoned scout.

The soul knows only the soul; the web of events is the flowing robe in which she is clothed.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English webb "woven fabric," from Proto-Germanic *wabjam "fabric, web" (cf. Old Saxon webbi, Old Norse vefr, Dutch webbe, Old High German weppi, German gewebe "web"), from PIE *webh- "to weave" (see weave (v.)).

Meaning "spider's web" is first recorded early 13c. Applied to the membranes between the toes of ducks and other aquatic birds from 1570s. Internet sense is from 1992, shortened from World Wide Web (1990). Web browser, web page both also attested 1990.

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