(Web"by) a. Of or pertaining to a web or webs; like a web; filled or covered with webs.
Bats on their webby wings in darkness move.Crabbe.
(We"ber) n. [From the name of Professor Weber, a German electrician.] (Elec.) The standard
unit of electrical quantity, and also of current. See Coulomb, and Ampre. [Obs.]
(Web"eye`) n. (Med.) See Web, n., 8.
(Web"-fin`gered) a. Having the fingers united by a web for a considerable part of their
(Web"foot`) n.; pl. Webfeet
1. A foot the toes of which are connected by a membrane.
2. (Zoöl.) Any web-footed bird.
(Web"-foot`ed), a. Having webbed feet; palmiped; as, a goose or a duck is a web-footed
(Web"ster) n. [AS. webbestre. See Web, Weave, and -ster.] A weaver; originally, a female
weaver. [Obs.] Brathwait.
(Web"ster*ite) n. [So named after Webster, the geologist.] (Min.) A hydrous sulphate of
alumina occurring in white reniform masses.
(Web"-toed`) a. Having the toes united by a web for a considerable part of their length.
(Web"worm`) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of various species of moths whose gregarious larvæ eat the
leaves of trees, and construct a large web to which they retreat when not feeding.
The most destructive webworms belong to the family Bombycidæ, as the fall webworm which feeds on
various fruit and forest trees, and the common tent caterpillar, which feeds on various fruit trees (see
Tent caterpillar, under Tent.) The grapevine webworm is the larva of a geometrid moth
(Wed) n. [AS. wedd; akin to OFries. wed, OD. wedde, OHG, wetti, G. wette a wager, Icel. veð
a pledge, Sw. vad a wager, an appeal, Goth. wadi a pledge, Lith. vad&uringti to redeem LL. vadium,
L. vas, vadis, bail, security, vadimonium security, and Gr. a prize. Cf. Athlete, Gage a pledge, Wage.]
A pledge; a pawn. [Obs.] Gower. Piers Plowman.
Let him be ware, his neck lieth to wed [i. e., for a security].Chaucer.
(Wed), v. t. [imp. Wedded; p. p. Wedded or Wed; p. pr. & vb. n. Wedding.] [OE. wedden,
AS. weddian to covenant, promise, to wed, marry; akin to OFries. weddia to promise, D. wedden to
wager, to bet, G. wetten, Icel. veðja, Dan. vedde, Sw. vädja to appeal, Goth. gawadjon to betroth.
See Wed, n.]
1. To take for husband or for wife by a formal ceremony; to marry; to espouse.
With this ring I thee wed.Bk. of Com. Prayer.
I saw thee first, and wedded thee.Milton.
2. To join in marriage; to give in wedlock.
And Adam, wedded to another Eve,Milton.
Shall live with her.