1a network of fine threads constructed by a spider from fluid secreted by its spinnerets, used to catch its prey. a filmy network spun by some insect larvae, especially communal caterpillars. 2a complex system of interconnected elements:he found himself caught up in a web of bureaucracy (the Web) the World Wide Web or the Internet:material downloaded from the Web [as modifier]:Web publishing 3a membrane between the toes of a swimming bird or other aquatic animal. a thin flat part connecting thicker or more solid parts in machinery. 4a roll of paper used in a continuous printing process. the endless wire mesh in a papermaking machine on which the paper is made.
5a piece of woven fabric.
cover with or as though with a web:she noticed his tanned skin, webbed with fine creases