web /ˈwɛb/ 名詞
散熱片; 薄板條; 網; 網模; 卷箔紙印刷
Web n. A weaver. [Obs.]
1. 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.
2. A whole piece of linen cloth as woven.
3. The texture of very fine thread spun by a spider for catching insects at its prey; a cobweb. “The smallest spider's web.”
4. 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.
5. Carriages A band of webbing used to regulate the extension of the hood.
6. A thin metal sheet, plate, or strip, as of lead.
And Christians slain roll up in webs of lead. --Fairfax.
(a) The blade of a sword. [Obs.]
The sword, whereof the web was steel,
Pommel rich stone, hilt gold. --Fairfax.
(b) The blade of a saw.
(c) The thin, sharp part of a colter.
(d) The bit of a key.
7. Mach. & Engin. A plate or thin portion, continuous or perforated, connecting stiffening ribs or flanges, or other parts of an object. Specifically: --
(a) The thin vertical plate or portion connecting the upper and lower flanges of an lower flanges of an iron girder, rolled beam, or railroad rail.
(b) A disk or solid construction serving, instead of spokes, for connecting the rim and hub, in some kinds of car wheels, sheaves, etc.
(c) The arm of a crank between the shaft and the wrist.
(d) The part of a blackmith's anvil between the face and the foot.
8. Med. Pterygium; -- called also webeye.
9. Anat. 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.
10. Zool. 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.
Web v. t. [imp. & p. p. Webbed p. pr. & vb. n. Webbing.] To unite or surround with a web, or as if with a web; to envelop; to entangle.
n 1: an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by
weaving or interweaving; "the trees cast a delicate web
of shadows over the lawn"
2: an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
3: the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a
series of barbs on either side of the shaft [syn: vane]
4: an interconnected system of things or people; "he owned a
network of shops"; "retirement meant dropping out of a
whole network of people who had been part of my life";
"tangled in a web of cloth" [syn: network]
5: computer network consisting of a collection of internet
sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation
resources through the hypertext transfer protocol [syn: World
Wide Web, WWW]
6: a fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven)
7: membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and
v : construct or form a web, as if by weaving [syn: net]
[also: webbing, webbed]