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Meaning of "the web" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THE WEB

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WHAT DOES THE WEB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

the web

World Wide Web

The World Wide Web is a system of interlinked hypertext documents that are accessed via the Internet. With a web browser, one can view web pages that may contain text, images, videos, and other multimedia and navigate between them via hyperlinks. Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist and former CERN employee, is considered the inventor of the Web. On March 12, 1989, he wrote a proposal for what would eventually become the World Wide Web. The 1989 proposal was meant for a more effective CERN communication system but Berners-Lee eventually realised the concept could be implemented throughout the world. Berners-Lee and Belgian computer scientist Robert Cailliau proposed in 1990 to use hypertext "to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will", and Berners-Lee finished the first website in December of that year. The first test was completed around 20 December 1990 and Berners-Lee reported about the project on the newsgroup alt.hypertext on 7 August 1991.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE WEB

the waves
the way
the weakest link
the Weald
the weed
the welfare
the Welsh
the west
the West Bank
the West Country
the West End
the wet
the wharves
the wheel
the Wheel Blacks
the wherewithal
the which
the while
the whip hand
the white

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE WEB

celeb
Cheb
cobweb
cosmic web
deb
Feb
food web
funnel-web
interweb
keb
Leb
Loeb
Maghreb
neb
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spider´s web
spiderweb
web
World Wide Web
Zagreb

Synonyms and antonyms of the web in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «the web» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE WEB

Find out the translation of the web to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of the web from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «the web» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

网页
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la web
570 millions of speakers

English

the web
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वेब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شبكة الإنترنت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

веб
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

a teia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ওয়েব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la bande
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Web
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

das Web
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ウェブ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Web
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

web
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वेब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

il web
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

WWW
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

веб
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

web
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

το διαδίκτυο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die web
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

banan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nettet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the web

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE WEB»

The term «the web» is very widely used and occupies the 2.542 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE WEB» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «the web» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «the web» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the web

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10 QUOTES WITH «THE WEB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word the web.
1
Carol Anshaw
I think we are all coming to realize the web in all its manifestations is a sucking time hole.
2
Eric Avery
But the great thing, and the horrible thing about the web is you can just throw stuff up there and it doesn't cost anybody anything.
3
Irving Azoff
History shows fans want consolidation; you see it across the web every place. The big players are people like Google, Amazon, eBay, Facebook.
4
Mitchell Baker
Flash is one of those very useful, very closed, very proprietary non-weblike things that has great tools and serves a need very well. But in the long run, we see video as part of the web, and it should be handled just the way other html elements are.
5
Lionel Barber
By using our international network, utilising templates and thinking ahead with pre-planned pages that contain carefully selected relevant news, we can deliver stories that other people just don't have. And that will release resources for the web.
6
Carol Bartz
The fact that you can crawl the web is a commodity.
7
John Battelle
The open web is full of spam, shady operators, and blatant falsehoods. Outside of a relatively small percentage of high quality sites, most of the web is chock full of popup ads and other interruptive come-ons. It's nearly impossible to find signal in that noise, and the web is in danger of being overrun by all that crap.
8
Tim Berners-Lee
The original idea of the web was that it should be a collaborative space where you can communicate through sharing information.
9
Kurt Bills
In Minnesota, we hold our leaders to a higher standard. We demand that the men and women we send to Washington stand above reproach and steer clear of the web of corruption, kickbacks and special favors.
10
Tyler Blackburn
I don't surf the web very much.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE WEB»

Discover the use of the web in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the web and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of ...
Discusses the origins and evolution of the Web, offers insights into the current state of the Web, and shares a blueprint for the future
Tim Berners-Lee, Mark Fischetti, 2008
2
Content Strategy for the Web
Read it to: Understand content strategy and its business value Discover the processes and people behind a successful content strategy Make smarter, achievable decisions about what content to create and how Find out how to build a business ...
Kristina Halvorson, Melissa Rach, 2012
3
Mining the Web: Discovering Knowledge from Hypertext Data
The definitive book on mining the Web from the preeminent authority.
Soumen Chakrabarti, 2003
4
A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web
A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web aims to teach you techniques for designing your website using the principles of graphic design.
Mark Boulton, 2009
5
The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications
To keep users safe, it is essential for developers to confidently navigate this landscape.In The Tangled Web, Michal Zalewski, one of the world's top browser security experts, offers a compelling narrative that explains exactly how browsers ...
Michal Zalewski, 2012
6
Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web
This book helps designers, project managers, programmers, and other information architecture practitioners avoid costly mistakes by teaching the skills of information architecture swiftly and clearly.
Christina Wodtke, Austin Govella, 2009
7
Linked Data: Evolving the Web Into a Global Data Space
We begin by outlining the basic principles of Linked Data, including coverage of relevant aspects of Web architecture. The remainder of the text is based around two main themes - the publication and consumption of Linked Data.
Tom Heath, Christian Bizer, 2011
8
The Web Designer's Idea Book: The Ultimate Guide To Themes, ...
Author Patrick McNeil has cataloged more than 5,000 sites on his website, and showcased in this book are the very best examples. Sites are organized by type, design style, theme, color, element and structure.
Patrick Mcneil, 2008
9
The Web of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of ...
In this important work, Alison Games explores the period when England challenged dominion over the American continents, established new long-distance trade routes in the eastern Mediterranean and the East Indies, and emerged in the 17th ...
Alison Games, 2008
10
Visual Communication on the Web
This book is more than the typical web design manual.
Xtine Burrough, Paul Martin Lester, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE WEB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term the web is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Instagram Brings Search To The Web
Instagram revolutionized how we searched for pics of celebrities getting wasted on yachts on mobile, and now they're bringing that same experience to the web. «TechCrunch, Jul 15»
2
Facebook launches Messenger for the Web with a standalone …
Facebook is putting that Messenger.com domain to good use: The social network just launched a Messenger client on the Web that separates it from the ... «The Next Web, Apr 15»
3
Flipboard, the Original iPad Magazine, Lands on the Web
Five years ago, Flipboard co-founder and CEO Mike Cue envisioned a web service that would lay out news and stories in a beautiful, magazine-like way. «Wired, Feb 15»
4
Web report: Online surveillance and censorship are getting worse
Mass online surveillance and censorship of what people see on the web appear to be getting worse, according to the latest Web Index report from Tim ... «Gigaom, Dec 14»
5
What Internet Users Know about Technology and the Web
Before you read the report, test your own Web IQ by taking the interactive knowledge quiz. The short quiz tests your knowledge of questions recently asked in a ... «Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, Nov 14»
6
How the Web Summit used data scientists and physicists to scale …
For all the big names and conversations at the Web Summit in Dublin this week, the most interesting thing about the event was the Web Summit itself. Virtually ... «VentureBeat, Nov 14»
7
Chris Condon/PGA TOUR
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – With the conclusion of the 2014 Web.com Tour season today at the Web.com Tour Championship, 50 PGA TOUR cards and ... «PGA Tour, Sep 14»
8
How the World Wide Web Became the Internet's Killer App
The net and the web. In colloquial usage the two are often used interchangeably. When people say they're “surfing the net” or “surfing the web,” they mean the ... «Motherboard, Mar 14»
9
The Web at 25 in the US
The World Wide Web turns 25 on March 12, 2014. It is one of the most important and heavily-used parts of the network of computer networks that make up the ... «The Pew Internet and American Life Project, Feb 14»
10
The Very First Website Returns to the Web
Twenty years ago today CERN published a statement that made the World Wide Web freely available to everyone. To celebrate that moment in history, CERN is ... «Wired, Apr 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. The web [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/the-web>. May 2020 ».
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