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Definition of Spider

Noun: spider  spI-du(r)

  1. 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
     
  2. 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
    - crawler, web crawler
     
  3. [US] A skillet made of cast iron
Verb: spider  spI-du(r)
  1. (computing) automatically follow links on the internet in order to gather information from many linked pages
    "my home page is regularly spidered by search engines"

See also:
spicy
spiderflower

Anagrams containing the word spider

sedipr rspide erspid derspi idersp piders