1 filaments from a cobweb [syn: gossamer]
2 a dense elaborate spider web that is more efficient than the orb web
EtymologyFrom the Middle English coppeweb. From coppe (spider), from attercoppe, from Old English āttercoppe, from ātor (poison) + copp (head); + web (web).
a spider’s web
Cobweb can refer to:
- A spider web - cobweb is an alternate word, derived from the Middle English coppeweb (from coppe, meaning "spider", a word that was introduced to England by Dutch invaders and originally pronounced 'kab').
- Cobweb Spider, a group of spiders, also known as Tangle web spiders.
- Cobweb, a comic book heroine.
- The Cobweb, a 1955 film starring Richard Widmark.
- The Cobweb, a 1996 novel by Stephen Bury.
- The cobweb model refers to an economic model of cyclical supply and demand.
- COBWEB is a well-known incremental system for hierarchical conceptual clustering.
- In mathematics, a web diagram, also called a cobweb plot, is a graph that can be used to visualize successive iterations of a function y==f(x).http://mathworld.wolfram.com/WebDiagram.html
- Cobweb (fairy), a character in A Midsummer Night's Dream - a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare
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