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Meaning of COBWEB

Pronunciation:  'kâb`web

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a dense elaborate spider web that is more efficient than the orb web
  2. [n]  filaments from a cobweb

COBWEB is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: gossamer
 See Also: fibril, filament, spider web, spider's web, strand



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cob"web`\, n. [Cob a spider + web.]
1. The network spread by a spider to catch its prey.

2. A snare of insidious meshes designed to catch the ignorant
   and unwary.

         I can not but lament thy splendid wit Entangled in
         the cobwebs of the schools.           --Cowper.

3. That which is thin and unsubstantial, or flimsy and
   worthless; rubbish.

         The dust and cobwebs of that uncivil age. --Sir P.

4. (Zo["o]l.) The European spotted flycatcher.

{Cobweb lawn}, a fine linen, mentioned in 1640 as being in
   pieces of fifteen yards. --Beck. Draper's Dict.

         Such a proud piece of cobweb lawn.    --Beau. & Fl.

{Cobweb micrometer}, a micrometer in which threads of cobweb
   are substituted for wires.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing cobwebs in your dream, suggests that you have not reached your full potential. You are not utilizing your talents.
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