web [web webs webbed webbing] BrE [web] NAmE [web] noun
1. countable = ↑spider's web
• A spider had spun a perfect web outside the window.
2. countable a complicated pattern of things that are closely connected to each other
•a web of streets
• We were caught in a tangled web of relationships.
• She discovered a web of intrigue in the company.
3. the Web (also the web)singular = ↑World Wide Web
• I found the information on the Web.
4. countable a piece of skin that joins the toes of some birds and animals that swim, for example ↑ducks and ↑frogs
Old English web(b) ‘woven fabric’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch web, also to ↑weave.
Email and the Internet
receive/get/open an email
write/send/answer/forward/delete an email
check/read/access your email
block/filter (out) junk/spam/unsolicited email
exchange email addresses
open/check your inbox
junk mail fills/floods/clogs your inbox
have/set up an email account
open/send/contain an attachment
sign up for/receive email alerts
Connecting to the Internet
use/access/log onto the Internet/the Web
go online/on the Internet
have a high-speed/dial-up/broadband/wireless (Internet) connection
access/connect to/locate the server
use/open/close/launch a/your web browser
browse/surf/search/scour the Internet/the Web
send/contain/spread/detect a (computer/email) virus
update your anti-virus software
install/use/configure a firewall
Using the Internet
visit/check a website/an Internet site/sb's blog
create/design/launch a website/social networking site
start/write/post/read a blog
update your blog/a website
be in/meet sb in/go into/enter an Internet chat room
download/upload music/software/a song/a podcast/a file/a copy of sth
post a comment/message on a website/an online message board/a web forum/an internet chat room
stream video/audio/music/content over the Internet
join/participate in/visit/provide a (web-based/web/online/Internet/discussion) forum
generate/increase/monitor Internet traffic
•A Web search brought up 900 hits.
•I found this survey on the Web.
•Many people use the Web to make their travel plans.
•More and more people were drawn into his web of deceit.
•The mass media form a web of communications.
•a broadband Web connection
•An increasingly complex web of legislation has been considered.
•Investigations have begun into a web of corruption within the government.
•She discovered a web of intrigue.
•What part does bacteria have to play in the food web?
•a web of deceit/lies
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