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/ ˈwɛb stər /
Daniel,1782–1852, U.S. statesman and orator.
John,c1580–1625?, English dramatist.
Margaret,1905–72, British stage director, producer, and actress, born in the U.S.
Noah,1758–1843, U.S. lexicographer and essayist.
William H(edg·cock) [hej-kok] /ˈhɛdʒˌkɒk/, born 1924, U.S. judge and government official: director of the FBI 1978–87 and of the CIA 1987–91.
a city in central Massachusetts.
Also Web·ster's. Informal. a dictionary of the English language.
Why Do Brits And Americans Spell Words Differently?Brits and Americans may share a mother tongue, but when it comes to spelling a handful of common terms, we just can't seem to settle on a shared favorite—or is it favourite?—approach.
Judgement Vs. JudgmentIs judgment spelled with an e? Have you ever seen the word judgment spelled two different ways? Sometimes, it appears as we spelled it here (no e), and other times it appears with an e: judgement. Which one is correct? Well, the short answer is that judgment is the prevailing (“dominant”) spelling. Many think that the difference between judgement and judgment is that the longer version is the British …
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British Dictionary definitions for daniel webster (1 of 2)
/ (ˈwɛbstə) /
an archaic word for weaver (def. 1)
Word Origin for webster
Old English webbestre, from webba a weaver, from webb web
British Dictionary definitions for daniel webster (2 of 2)
/ (ˈwɛbstə) /
Daniel. 1782–1852, US politician and orator
John. ?1580–?1625, English dramatist, noted for his revenge tragedies The White Devil (?1612) and The Duchess of Malfi (?1613)
Noah. 1758–1843, US lexicographer, famous for his American Dictionary of the English Language (1828)
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Word Origin and History for daniel webster
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