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webster

1

[ web-ster ]

noun

, Archaic.
  1. a weaver.


Webster

2

[ web-ster ]

noun

  1. Daniel, 1782–1852, U.S. statesman and orator.
  2. John, c1580–1625?, English dramatist.
  3. Margaret, 1905–72, British stage director, producer, and actress, born in the U.S.
  4. Noah, 1758–1843, U.S. lexicographer and essayist.
  5. William H(edg·cock) [hej, -kok], born 1924, U.S. judge and government official: director of the FBI 1978–87 and of the CIA 1987–91.
  6. a city in central Massachusetts.
  7. Also Webster's. Informal. a dictionary of the English language.

Webster

1

/ ˈwɛbstə /

noun

  1. WebsterDaniel17821852MUSPOLITICS: politicianPOLITICS: orator Daniel. 1782–1852, US politician and orator
  2. WebsterJohn?1580?1625MEnglishTHEATRE: dramatist John. ?1580–?1625, English dramatist, noted for his revenge tragedies The White Devil (?1612) and The Duchess of Malfi (?1613)
  3. WebsterNoah17581843MUSLANGUAGE: lexicographer Noah. 1758–1843, US lexicographer, famous for his American Dictionary of the English Language (1828)


webster

2

/ ˈwɛbstə /

noun

  1. an archaic word for weaver
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Word History and Origins

Origin of webster1

before 1100; Middle English; Old English webbestre. See web, -ster
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Word History and Origins

Origin of webster1

Old English webbestre, from webba a weaver, from webb web
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Example Sentences

Of the three nominated, Webster did the best, receiving 12 votes, Gohmert and Yoho received three and two votes, respectively.

The definition of “innuendo,” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “an oblique allusion.”

But, together, Webster, Clay, and Calhoun delayed the Civil War for 40 years.

From the 1820s to the 1850s, the upper house was dominated by Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, and John Calhoun.

And Daniel Webster, a great opponent of slavery, supported the vile Compromise of 1850, Fugitive Slave Act and all.

And so this is why the clever performer cannot reproduce the effect of a speech of Demosthenes or Daniel Webster.

Mr. Webster could not have hit my crotchet more exactly, if he had taken aim at it on purpose.

If any one does not know the difference between create and make, let him turn to his dictionary, and Webster will inform him.

He has been all his life an ardent Whig, and Clay and Webster were his standards of political orthodoxy.

When the edition of those speeches was prepared, a selection from Webster's great speeches was contemplated as a companion volume.

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