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WEB, n. [See Weave.]

1. Texture of threads; plexus; any thing woven. Penelope devised a web to deceive her wooers.

2. Locally, a piece of linen cloth.

3. A dusky film that forms over the eye and hinders the sight; suffusion.

4. Some part of a sword. Qu. Net-work of the handle or hilt.

5. In ship-building, the thin partition on the inside of the rim, and between the spokes of a sheave.

6. In ornithology, the membrane which unites the toes of many water-fowls.

Spiders web, a plexus of very delicate threads or filaments which a spider spins from its bowels, and which serves as a net to catch flies or other insects for its food.

Web of a coulter, is the thin sharp part.



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WEB, n. [See Weave.]

1. Texture of threads; plexus; any thing woven. Penelope devised a web to deceive her wooers.

2. Locally, a piece of linen cloth.

3. A dusky film that forms over the eye and hinders the sight; suffusion.

4. Some part of a sword. Qu. Net-work of the handle or hilt.

5. In ship-building, the thin partition on the inside of the rim, and between the spokes of a sheave.

6. In ornithology, the membrane which unites the toes of many water-fowls.

Spiders web, a plexus of very delicate threads or filaments which a spider spins from its bowels, and which serves as a net to catch flies or other insects for its food.

Web of a coulter, is the thin sharp part.

WEB, n. [Sax. web; Sw. väf. See Weave.]

  1. Texture of threads; plexus; any thing woven. Penelope devised a web to deceive her wooers. – Spenser.
  2. Locally, a piece of linen cloth. – England. Ireland.
  3. A dusky film that forms over the eye and hinders the sight; suffusion. – Shak.
  4. Some part of a sword. Qu. net-work of the handle or hilt. – Shak. Fairfax.
  5. In ship-building, the thin partition on the inside of the rim, and between the spokes of a sheave. – Cyc.
  6. In ornithology, the membrane which unites the toes of many water-fowls. Spider's web, a plexus of very delicate threads or filaments which a spider spins from its bowels, and which serves as a net to catch flies or other insects for its food. Web of a coulter, is the thin sharp part.

Web
  1. A weaver.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  2. That which is woven; a texture; textile fabric; esp., something woven in a loom.

    Penelope, for her Ulysses' sake,
    Devised a web her wooers to deceive.
    Spenser.

    Not web might be woven, not a shuttle thrown, or penalty of exile. Bancroft.

  3. To unite or surround with a web, or as if with a web] to envelop; to entangle.
  4. A whole piece of linen cloth as woven.
  5. The texture of very fine thread spun by a spider for catching insects at its prey; a cobweb.

    "The smallest spider's web." Shak.
  6. Fig.: Tissue; texture; complicated fabrication.

    The somber spirit of our forefathers, who wove their web of life with hardly a . . . thread of rose-color or gold. Hawthorne.

    Such has been the perplexing ingenuity of commentators that it is difficult to extricate the truth from the web of conjectures. W. Irving.

  7. A band of webbing used to regulate the extension of the hood.
  8. A thin metal sheet, plate, or strip, as of lead.

    And Christians slain roll up in webs of lead. Fairfax.

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    (a)

  9. A plate or thin portion, continuous or perforated, connecting stiffening ribs or flanges, or other parts of an object.

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    (a)

  10. Pterygium] -- called also webeye.

    Shak.
  11. The membrane which unites the fingers or toes, either at their bases, as in man, or for a greater part of their length, as in many water birds and amphibians.
  12. The series of barbs implanted on each side of the shaft of a feather, whether stiff and united together by barbules, as in ordinary feathers, or soft and separate, as in downy feathers. See Feather.

    Pin and web (Med.), two diseases of the eye, caligo and pterygium; -- sometimes wrongly explained as one disease. See Pin, n., 8, and Web, n., 8. "He never yet had pinne or webbe, his sight for to decay." Gascoigne. -- Web member (Engin.), one of the braces in a web system. -- Web press, a printing press which takes paper from a roll instead of being fed with sheets. -- Web system (Engin.), the system of braces connecting the flanges of a lattice girder, post, or the like.

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Web

WEB, noun [See Weave.]

1. Texture of threads; plexus; any thing woven. Penelope devised a web to deceive her wooers.

2. Locally, a piece of linen cloth.

3. A dusky film that forms over the eye and hinders the sight; suffusion.

4. Some part of a sword. Qu. Net-work of the handle or hilt.

5. In ship-building, the thin partition on the inside of the rim, and between the spokes of a sheave.

6. In ornithology, the membrane which unites the toes of many water-fowls.

Spiders web a plexus of very delicate threads or filaments which a spider spins from its bowels, and which serves as a net to catch flies or other insects for its food.

WEB of a coulter, is the thin sharp part.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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STONY, a. [G.]

1. Made of stone; as a stony tower.

2. Consisting of stone; as a stony cave.

3. Full of stones; abounding with stones; as stony ground.

4. Petrifying; as the stony dart of senseless cold.

5. Hard; cruel; unrelenting; pitiless; as a stony heart.

6. Insensible; obdurate; perverse; morally hard.

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