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noun     web pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1

    the Web

    computing a very large collection of documents, pictures, sounds etc stored on computers in many different places and connected through the Internet

    Many consumers are still reluctant to buy on the Web.

    a web designer

  2. 2
    [countable] a net of thin threads that a spider makes in order to catch insects
  3. 3
    [countable] a complicated set of related things, often considered to be dangerous or difficult to deal with
    web of:

    The story is a complex web of lies and deception.

  4. 4
    [countable] a thin layer of skin between the toes of some birds and animals that helps them to swim well
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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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