American English

Definition of web noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] = spiderweb A spider had spun a perfect web outside the window.
  2. 2[countable] a complicated pattern of things that are closely connected to each other a web of streets We were caught in a tangled web of relationships. She discovered a web of intrigue in the company.
  3. 3the Web (also the web) [singular] = World Wide Web I found the information on the Web. Topic CollocationsE-mail and the Internete-mail receive/get/open an e-mail write/send/answer/forward/delete an e-mail check/read/access your e-mail block/filter (out) junk/spam/unsolicited e-mails exchange e-mail addresses open/check your inbox junk mail fills/floods/clogs your inbox have/set up an e-mail account open/send/contain an attachment sign up for/receive e-mail alertsconnecting to the Internet use/access/log onto the Internet/the Web go online/on the Internet have a high-speed/dial-up/broadband/wireless (Internet) connection access/connect to/locate a server use/open/close/launch a/your Web browser browse/surf/search/scour the Internet/the Web send/contain/spread/detect a (computer/e-mail) virus update your anti-virus software install/use/configure a firewall accept/enable/block/delete cookiesusing the Internet visit/check a Web site/an Internet site/somebody's blog create/design/launch a Web site/social networking site start/write/post/read/follow a blog update your blog/a Web site be in/meet somebody in/go into/enter an Internet chat room download/upload music/software/a song/a podcast/a file/a copy of something share information/data/files post a comment/message on a Web site/on a message board/in a Web forum/in an Internet chat room stream video/audio/music/content over the Internet join/participate in/visit/provide a (Web-based/web/online/Internet/discussion) forum generate/increase/monitor Internet traffic
  4. 4[countable] a piece of skin that joins the toes of some birds and animals that swim, for example ducks and frogs
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: web