) KEY NOUN:
TRANSITIVE VERB: cob·webbed
- The web spun by a spider to catch its prey.
- A single thread spun by a spider.
- Something resembling the web of a spider in gauziness or flimsiness.
- An intricate plot; a snare: caught in a cobweb of espionage and intrigue.
- cobwebs Confusion; disorder: cobwebs on the brain.
- To cover with or as if with cobwebs.
Middle English coppeweb
(short for attercoppe
, from Old English ttercoppe
) + web
; see webOTHER FORMS:cobwebby(Adjective)