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

Word History


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

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of webster was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Webster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/webster. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Biographical Definition

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biographical name (1)

Web·​ster ˈweb-stər How to pronounce Webster (audio)
Daniel 1782–1852 American statesman and orator


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biographical name (2)

John circa 1580–circa 1625 English dramatist


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Noah 1758–1843 American lexicographer and author

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