spider


spider
spider O.E. spiþra, from P.Gmc. *spenthro (Cf. Dan. spinder), from *spenwanan "to spin" (see SPIN (Cf. spin)). The connection with the root is more transparent in other Germanic cognates (Cf. M.L.G., M.Du., M.H.G., Ger. spinne, Du. spin "spider"). In literature, often a figure of cunning, skill, and industry as well as poisonous predation. As the name for a type of two-pack solitaire, it is attested from 1890. Another O.E. word for the creature was gangewifre "a weaver as he goes," and M.E. also had araine "spider" (14c.-15c., from French). Spider plant is from 1852; spider crab is from 1710; spider monkey is from 1764, so called for its long limbs.

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  • spider — [ spidɛr ] n. m. • 1877; mot angl. « araignée », à cause des hautes roues et des sièges surélevés ♦ Anciennt 1 ♦ Voiture hippomobile décapotable, à quatre roues, proche du phaéton. 2 ♦ (1930) Coffre aménagé à l arrière d un cabriolet automobile… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Spider — (englisch für „Spinne“) steht für: Alfa Romeo Spider, ein Cabriolet Spider Krater, ein Einschlagkrater in Westaustralien Spider (Film), Film von David Cronenberg WWW Suchprogramme, siehe Webcrawler Spider (Patience), Patience Variation, siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • spider — spíder s. n., pl. spídere Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  SPÍDER s.n. Loc amenajat într un automobil de sport, în spatele scaunelor, pentru a plasa bagaje sau, eventual, pasageri. [< fr. spider]. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • SPIDER — (Heb. עַכָּבִישׁ, akkavish). Isaiah (59:5–6) compares the evil designs of those who plot against the righteous to the webs which the spider spins to trap insects, while Job (8:14–15) compares the house of the wicked to the spider s fragile web.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Spider —    Drame de David Cronenberg d après le roman de Patrick McGrath, avec Ralph Fiennes (Spider), Bradley Hall (Spider enfant), Gabriel Byrne (Bill), Miranda Richardson, Lynn Redgrave, John Neville.   Pays: Canada   Date de sortie: 2001   Technique …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • spider — ► NOUN 1) an eight legged predatory arachnid with an unsegmented body consisting of a fused head and thorax and a rounded abdomen, most kinds of which spin webs in which to capture insects. 2) Billiards & Snooker a long legged rest for a cue that …   English terms dictionary

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  • Spider — (engl., spr. ßpaider, »Spinne«), vierräderiger, hochgebauter Selbstfahrer für Damen, mit bockartigem verdeckten Sitzplatz; Sepider Phaethon ohne Verdeck, Selbstfahrer für Herren …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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