Associations to the word «Spider»


SPIDER, noun. Any of various eight-legged, predatory arthropods, of the order Araneae, most of which spin webs to catch prey.
SPIDER, noun. (Internet) A program which follows links on the World Wide Web in order to gather information.
SPIDER, noun. (chiefly Australia and New Zealand) A float (drink) made by mixing ice-cream and a soda or fizzy drink (such as lemonade).
SPIDER, noun. (slang) A spindly person.
SPIDER, noun. (slang) A man who persistently approaches or accosts a woman in a public social setting, particularly in a bar.
SPIDER, noun. (snooker) (billiards) A stick with a convex arch-shaped notched head used to support the cue when the cue ball is out of reach at normal extension; a bridge.
SPIDER, noun. (cookware) (US) (UK) (chiefly historical and now) (dialectal) A cast-iron frying pan with three legs, once common in open-hearth cookery.
SPIDER, noun. (cookware) Implement for moving food in and out of hot oil for deep frying, with a circular metal mesh attached to a long handle.
SPIDER, noun. A part of a crank, to which the chainrings are attached
SPIDER, noun. (slang) Heroin (street drug).
SPIDER, noun. (music) Part of a resonator instrument that transmits string vibrations from the bridge to a resonator cone at multiple points.
SPIDER, noun. A skeleton or frame with radiating arms or members, often connected by crosspieces, such as a casting forming the hub and spokes to which the rim of a fly wheel or large gear is bolted; the body of a piston head; or a frame for strengthening a core or mould for a casting.
SPIDER, verb. (Internet) (of a computer program) to follow links on the World Wide Web in order to gather information.
SPIDER CRAB, noun. Any of various species of crab of the family Majidae with long legs.
SPIDER FEAR, noun. Alternative form of spider-fear
SPIDER GOAT, noun. A goat that has a spider's genes, and produces silk during lactation.
SPIDER HOLE, noun. (military) A small, usually camouflaged hole dug in the ground where someone can hide.
SPIDER LILIES, noun. Plural of spider lily
SPIDER LILY, noun. The common name for a number of different plant species within the family Amaryllidaceae in the genera Crinum, Hymenocallis, and Lycoris.
SPIDER MITE, noun. Any of the mite family Tetranychidae.
SPIDER MITES, noun. Plural of spider mite
SPIDER MONKEY, noun. Any New World monkey of the genus Ateles, with long, spindly limbs.
SPIDER MONKEY, noun. A muriqui, New World monkey of the genus Brachyteles, closely related to Ateles.
SPIDER MONKEYS, noun. Plural of spider monkey
SPIDER PLANT, noun. A green and white variegated evergreen perennial plant, (Chlorophytum comosum), grown as a houseplant
SPIDER ROLL, noun. A form of sushi made with fried crab and other ingredients.
SPIDER ROLLS, noun. Plural of spider roll
SPIDER SENSE, noun. Alternative spelling of Spidey-sense
SPIDER SENSE, noun. Alternative spelling of Spidey-sense
SPIDER SENSE, noun. Alternative spelling of Spidey-sense
SPIDER SENSES, noun. Plural of spider sense (alternative spelling of Spidey-senses).
SPIDER SENSES, noun. Plural of Spider sense (alternative spelling of Spidey-senses).
SPIDER SENSES, noun. Plural of Spider Sense (alternative spelling of Spidey-senses).
SPIDER STITCH, noun. A stitch in lace-making, used to fill in open spaces with threads resembling a cobweb.
SPIDER STITCHES, noun. Plural of spider stitch
SPIDER STRAP, noun. A system of connected straps (for example on luggage or for equine use).
SPIDER STRAP, noun. (emergency medicine) (chiefly in the plural) One of a ten-armed system of straps used by responders in backboard immobilization.
SPIDER STRAPS, noun. Plural of spider strap
SPIDER VEIN, noun. (usually in the plural) (informal) (medicine) A blood vessel affected by telangiectasia.
SPIDER VEINS, noun. Plural of spider vein
SPIDER VEINS, noun. (informal) (medicine) telangiectasia
SPIDER WASP, noun. Any of the solitary wasps in the Pompilidae family, which feed on spiders.
SPIDER WASPS, noun. Plural of spider wasp
SPIDER WEB, noun. Alternative spelling of spiderweb
SPIDER WEBS, noun. Plural of spider web

Dictionary definition

SPIDER, noun. Predatory arachnid with eight legs, two poison fangs, two feelers, and usually two silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey.
SPIDER, noun. A computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine.
SPIDER, noun. A skillet made of cast iron.

Wise words

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