Webster definition

wĕbstər
A weaver of cloth.
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(obs.) A weaver.
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(informal) Any American dictionary of the English language.
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(person, proper) A masculine name.
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Any of the dictionaries succeeding or adapted from that dictionary first published in the U.S. by Noah Webster in 1828
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(now historical) A weaver (originally, specifically female).
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Webster is a male name, common last name, or a dictionary published in the United States by Noah Webster.

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.

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(person) 1782-1852; U.S. statesman & orator.
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(person) 1758-1843; U.S. lexicographer.
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Any of various dictionaries published under the name Webster.
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(person) 1580?-1625?; Eng. dramatist.
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An English occupational surname for someone who was a weaver.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
webster
Plural:
websters

Origin of webster

  • Middle English from Old English webbestre feminine of webba weaver from webb web webh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English webbestre, feminine form of webba (“weaver"). Compare web, weave, and -ster.

    From Wiktionary