Part of speech: noun

An insect- like creature that makes webs to catch its prey.

Part of speech: noun

One of various implements, as a long handled frying- pan.

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Usage examples "spider":

  1. Has spider spin web around the town, and groom's mother has to cover it with golden beads. - "Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore", Fay-Cooper Cole.
  2. Mrs. Foster had suggested that they should each bake a quantity of " spider- cakes." - "A Little Maid of Old Maine", Alice Turner Curtis.
  3. This species delights in new- built houses, being, like the spider, pleased with the moisture of the walls; and besides, the softness of the mortar enables them to burrow and mine between the joints of the bricks or stones, and to open communications from one room to another. - "The-Natural-History-of-Selborne", White, Gilbert.