web

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun a collection of the millions of websites and webpages that together form the part of the Internet that is most often seen by users.

Aviation

Cars & Driving

  • noun an internal reinforcement between panels

Construction

  • That part of a beam or truss between the flanges or chords, used mainly in resisting shear stresses.
  • The walls connecting the face shells of a hollow concrete masonry unit.

Media Studies

  • noun a roll of paper that is used on a rotary printing press
  • verb to form or produce a web

Real Estate

Origin & History of “web”

A web is etymologically something ‘woven’. In common with Dutch web, Swedish väf, and Danish vœv, the word goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *wabjam. this was derived from the base *wab-, *web-, which also produced English weave ‘make cloth’. The derivative webster (OE) originally denoted a ‘female weaver’, but it now survives only as a surname.
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