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1. spider

noun. ['ˈspaɪdɝ'] 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.

Synonyms

  • Latrodectus mactans
  • theridiid
  • tarantula
  • Araneae
  • Argiope aurantia
  • arachnoid
  • Araneus cavaticus
  • order Araneida
  • order Araneae
  • garden spider
  • arachnid
  • Araneida
  • orb-weaving spider
  • barn spider
  • comb-footed spider
  • black and gold garden spider
  • trap-door spider
  • Aranea diademata
  • black widow
  • hunting spider

Antonyms

  • object program
  • hardware

Etymology

  • spithre (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spider (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Spider

  • supercollider
  • provider
  • strider
  • outsider
  • insider
  • divider
  • collider
  • swider
  • snyder
  • snider
  • sneider
  • slider
  • shrider
  • schnyder
  • schnieder
  • schnider
  • schneider
  • schmieder
  • kryder
  • krider
  • kreider
  • gryder
  • grider
  • greider
  • glider
  • frieder
  • cryder
  • crider
  • wider
  • weider

How do you pronounce spider?

Pronounce spider as ˈspaɪdər.

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Sentences with spider


1. Noun, singular or mass
This will remove a lot of the spider mites from the plant.

2. Verb, base form
Prune away any parts of the plant that are already dead or are covered in webbing or spider mites.

Quotes about spider


1. The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
- Pablo Picasso

2. Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
- Virginia Woolf

3. There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.
- Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

2. spider-shaped

adjective. shaped in the form of a spider.

Antonyms

  • amorphous

3. spider

noun. ['ˈspaɪdɝ'] a skillet made of cast iron.

Synonyms

  • frying pan
  • frypan

Etymology

  • spithre (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spider (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. spider

noun. ['ˈspaɪdɝ'] 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.

Synonyms

  • wanderer
  • program
  • computer programme
  • programme

Etymology

  • spithre (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spider (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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