AskDefine | Define webbed

The Collaborative Dictionary

Web \Web\ (w[e^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Webbed; p. pr. & vb. n. Webbing.] To unite or surround with a web, or as if with a web; to envelop; to entangle. [1913 Webster]
Webbed \Webbed\, a.
Provided with a web. [1913 Webster]
(Zool.) Having the toes united by a membrane, or web; as, the webbed feet of aquatic fowls. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

webbed See web


1 an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving; "the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn"
2 an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim [syn: entanglement]
3 the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft [syn: vane]
4 an interconnected system of things or people; "he owned a network of shops"; "retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life"; "tangled in a web of cloth" [syn: network]
5 computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol [syn: World Wide Web, WWW]
6 a fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven)
7 membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and mammals v : construct or form a web, as if by weaving [syn: net] [also: webbing, webbed]
webbed adj
1 (of the feet of some animals) having the digits connected by a thin fold of skin [ant: unwebbed]
2 having open interstices or resembling a web [syn: lacy, netlike, netted, weblike, webby]



  1. In the context of "of some feet": With the digits connected by a thin membrane.
  2. Resembling a web.
  3. Connected to the World Wide Web.


With the digits connected by a thin membrane
Resembling a web
Connected to the World Wide Web
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