webster

noun
web·​ster | \ ˈweb-stər How to pronounce webster (audio) \

Definition of webster

 (Entry 1 of 4)

archaic

Webster

biographical name (1)
Web·​ster | \ ˈweb-stər How to pronounce Webster (audio) \

Definition of Webster (Entry 2 of 4)

Daniel 1782–1852 American statesman and orator

Webster

biographical name (2)

Definition of Webster (Entry 3 of 4)

John circa 1580–circa 1625 English dramatist

Webster

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Definition of Webster (Entry 4 of 4)

Noah 1758–1843 American lexicographer and author

First Known Use of webster

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for webster

Noun

Middle English, from Old English webbestre female weaver, from webbian to weave; akin to Old English wefan to weave

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“Webster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/webster. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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