The Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Etymology: Middle English spyder, alteration of spithre; akin to Old English
spinnan to spin
Date: 15th century
1: any of an order (Araneae syn. Araneida) of arachnids having the abdomen
usually unsegmented and constricted at the base, chelicerae modified into
poison fangs, and two or more pairs of abdominal spinnerets for spinning
threads of silk used in making cocoons for their eggs, nests for themselves, or webs to catch prey.
1. eight-legged animal that spins webs
2. frying pan
4. mechanical device
5. frame securing redundant ropes
6. program searching Internet for information
7. cue rest
8. Australia ice-cream soda
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