AskDefine | Define cobweb

Dictionary Definition



1 filaments from a cobweb [syn: gossamer]
2 a dense elaborate spider web that is more efficient than the orb web

User Contributed Dictionary



From the Middle English coppeweb. From coppe (spider), from attercoppe, from Old English āttercoppe, from ātor (poison) + copp (head); + web (web).


  1. A spiderweb, or the remains of one, especially an asymmetrical one that is woven with an irregular pattern of threads.
  2. One of its filaments; gossamer
  3. An intricate plot
  4. a web page that either has not been updated for a long time, or that is rarely visited


a spider’s web

Extensive Definition

Cobweb can refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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