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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [web-ing]
    • /ˈwɛb ɪŋ/
    • /ˈweb.ɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [web-ing]
    • /ˈwɛb ɪŋ/

Definitions of webbing word

  • noun webbing something formed by or as if by weaving or interweaving. 1
  • noun webbing a thin, silken material spun by spiders and the larvae of some insects, as the webworms and tent caterpillars; cobweb. 1
  • noun webbing Textiles. a woven fabric, especially a whole piece of cloth in the course of being woven or after it comes from the loom. the flat woven strip, without pile, often found at one or both ends of an Oriental rug. 1
  • noun webbing something resembling woven material, especially something having an interlaced or latticelike appearance: He looked up at the web of branches of the old tree. 1
  • noun webbing an intricate set or pattern of circumstances, facts, etc.: The thief was convicted by a web of evidence. Who can understand the web of life? 1
  • noun webbing something that snares or entangles; a trap: innocent travelers caught in the web of international terrorism. 1

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Origin of webbing

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at web, -ing1

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Parts of speech for Webbing


webbing popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for webbing

noun webbing

  • lattice — a structure of crossed wooden or metal strips usually arranged to form a diagonal pattern of open spaces between the strips.
  • trellis — a frame or structure of latticework; lattice.
  • netting — net income, profit, or the like.
  • network — any netlike combination of filaments, lines, veins, passages, or the like: a network of arteries; a network of sewers under the city.
  • strap work — a type of ornamentation imitating pierced and interlaced straps or bands, usually forming a geometric pattern.

verb webbing

  • intertwine — Twist or twine together.
  • bind — If something binds people together, it makes them feel as if they are all part of the same group or have something in common.
  • crochet — Crochet is a way of making cloth out of cotton or wool by using a needle with a small hook at the end.
  • fasten — to attach firmly or securely in place; fix securely to something else.
  • mend — to make (something broken, worn, torn, or otherwise damaged) whole, sound, or usable by repairing: to mend old clothes; to mend a broken toy.

Antonyms for webbing

noun webbing

  • ease — freedom from labor, pain, or physical annoyance; tranquil rest; comfort: to enjoy one's ease.
  • order — an authoritative direction or instruction; command; mandate.
  • organization — the act or process of organizing.
  • organisation — the act or process of organizing.
  • simplicity — the state, quality, or an instance of being simple.

verb webbing

  • divide — to separate into parts, groups, sections, etc.
  • loosen — to unfasten or undo, as a bond or fetter.
  • release — to lease again.
  • separate — to keep apart or divide, as by an intervening barrier or space: to separate two fields by a fence.
  • unfasten — to release from or as from fastenings; detach.

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