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web

1. a mesh of fine tough scleroprotein threads built by a spider from a liquid secreted from its spinnerets and used to trap insects
2. a similar network of threads spun by certain insect larvae, such as the silkworm
3. a fabric, esp one in the process of being woven
4. a membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds or the digits of such aquatic mammals as the otter
5. the vane of a bird's feather
6. Architect the surface of a ribbed vault that lies between the ribs
7. the central section of an I-beam or H-beam that joins the two flanges of the beam
8. any web-shaped part of a casting used for reinforcement
9. the radial portion of a crank that connects the crankpin to the crankshaft
10. a thin piece of superfluous material left attached to a forging; fin
11. the woven edge, without pile, of some carpets
12. short for World Wide Web

Web

 

construction element in the form of a beam whose height constitutes a considerable part of the span that it covers. Webs, usually having a right-angled cross section, are used in reinforced concrete components of industrial buildings, elevators, and the like. The distribution of stresses in webs differs from the distribution of stresses in ordinary beams; the normal stresses in the cross sections of webs are distributed according to a curvilinear law, with the neutral axis (during application of a vertical load) located closer to the tensed edge of the cross section. Webs are calculated by the methods of the theory of elasticity.

What does it mean when you dream about a web?

Dreaming about being caught in a web is likely a straightforward representation of some sticky situation we feel caught in, or that we might get caught in. We also talk about a “web of lies” or “a tangled web.” In the contemporary world, dreaming about a spider web might be a symbolic way of referring to the Internet—the “worldwide web.”

web

[web]
(architecture)
The portion of a ribbed vault between ribs.
(civil engineering)
The vertical strip connecting the upper and lower flanges of a rail or girder.
(graphic arts)
The continuous length of paper formed when paper pulp moves through a papermaking machine; the web is then cut into sheets or wrapped onto rolls.
(materials)
In a grain of propellant, the minimum thickness of the grain between any two adjacent surfaces.
(mechanical engineering)
For twist drills and reamers, the central portion of the tool body that joins the loads.
(metallurgy)
In forging, the thin section of metal remaining at the bottom of a depression or at the location of the punches.
(optics)
(textiles)
A fabric as it is being woven on a loom.
(vertebrate zoology)
The membrane between digits in many birds and amphibians.

Web

[web]
(computer science)

web

web, 1
1. The portion of a truss or girder between the chords or flanges, whose principal function is to resist shear on the span.
2. A core divider in a hollow masonry unit.

WEB

(language)
Donald Knuth's self-documenting literate programming, with algorithms and documentation intermixed in one file. They can be separated using Weave and Tangle. Versions exist for Pascal and C. Spiderweb can be used to create versions for other languages. FunnelWeb is a production-quality literate-programming tool.

ftp://princeton.edu/, ftp://labrea.stanford.edu/.

["Literate Programming", D.E. Knuth, Computer J 27(2):97-111, May 1984].

Web

(World-Wide Web)
"The Web" is the World-Wide Web. "A web" is part of it on some specific website.
References in classic literature ?
The webs were placed vertically, as is invariably the case with the genus Epeira: they were separated from each other by a space of about two feet, but were all attached to certain common lines, which were of great length, and extended to all parts of the community.
It was not said to one dull or deaf, but to one who enjoyed burning them more than weaving the broadest and finest web that could be; and seizing about eight at a time, she flung them out of the window.
Out of the subtlest web of scarcely perceptible signs, she set me weaving the fancy that she had always unconsciously loved me better than Alfred, but that, with the ignorant fluttered sensibility of a young girl, she had been imposed on by the charm that lay for her in the distinction of being admired and chosen by a man who made so brilliant a figure in the world as my brother.
When I have spun the web they may take the flies, but not before.
He seems to me to be possessed by some power which is using him for its own ends, and in whose hold he is as helpless as a fly in a spider's web.
The ray of light which penetrated through this aperture made its way through a spider's circular web, which tastefully inscribed its delicate rose in the arch of the window, and in the centre of which the insect architect hung motionless, like the hub of this wheel of lace.
It was fully an hour thereafter that doubts began to enter Bulan's head, and as the day dragged on he came to realize that he and his weird pack were alone and lost in the heart of a strange and tangled web of tropical jungle.
It was while he was laboring in the web of this tangled dream of wild but beautiful emotions that Aynesworth came.
Oh, Marilla, `what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.
Corpus Christi, in the county of Nueces, and all the cities situated on the Rio Bravo, Laredo, Comalites, San Ignacio on the Web, Rio Grande City on the Starr, Edinburgh in the Hidalgo, Santa Rita, Elpanda, Brownsville in the Cameron, formed an imposing league against the pretensions of Florida.
Nor is Nature so poor but she gives me this joy several times, and thus we weave social threads of our own, a new web of relations; and, as many thoughts in succession substantiate themselves, we shall by and by stand in a new world of our own creation, and no longer strangers and pilgrims in a traditionary globe.
At once she was caught in a web of ravishing music and dazzled by a panorama of lights and colours.