- An example of Webster is the last name of the head coach for the New York Giants from 1969 to 1973.
- An example of Webster is the author of the American Dictionary of the English Language, published in 1828.
Webster is a male name, common last name, or a dictionary published in the United States by Noah Webster.
Obs. a weaver
Origin of websterMiddle English from Old English webbestre, feminine of webba, weaver from Old English from webb: see web and -ster
a masculine name
Origin of Webstersee webster
- any of the dictionaries succeeding or adapted from that dictionary first published in the U.S. by Noah Webster in 1828
- Informal any American dictionary of the English languagealso Web′ster's
- 1782-1852; U.S. statesman & orator
- 1580?-1625?; Eng. dramatist
- 1758-1843; U.S. lexicographer
A weaver of cloth.
Origin of websterMiddle English from Old English webbestre feminine of webba weaver from webb web ; see webh- in Indo-European roots.
- (now historical) A weaver (originally, specifically female).