a web spun by a spider to entrap its prey.
a single thread spun by a spider.
something resembling a cobweb; anything finespun, flimsy, or insubstantial.
a network of plot or intrigue; an insidious snare.
cobwebs, confusion, indistinctness, or lack of order:
I’m so tired my head is full of cobwebs.
verb (used with object), cobwebbed, cobwebbing.
to cover with or as with cobwebs:
Spiders cobwebbed the cellar.
to confuse or muddle:
Drunkenness cobwebbed his mind.
mustiness, confusion, or obscurity
(informal) stickiness of the eyelids experienced upon first awakening
a web spun by certain spiders, esp those of the family Theridiidae, often found in the corners of disused rooms
a single thread of such a web
something like a cobweb, as in its flimsiness or ability to trap
early 14c., coppewebbe; the first element is Old English -coppe, in atorcoppe “spider,” literally “poison-head” (see attercop). Spelling with -b- is from 16c., perhaps from cob. Cob as a stand-alone for “a spider” was an old word nearly dead even in dialects when J.R.R. Tolkien used it in “The Hobbit” (1937).
jargon, World-Wide Web A World-Wide Web site that hasn’t been updated for a long time. A dead web page. (1997-04-29)
1. cathodal opening contraction 2. certificate of competency 3. certificate of coverage
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