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webster

[ web-ster ]
/ ˈwɛb stər /
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noun Archaic.

a weaver.

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Origin of webster

before 1100; Middle English; Old English webbestre.See web, -ster

Definition for webster (2 of 2)

Webster
[ web-ster ]
/ ˈwɛb stər /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for webster (1 of 2)

webster
/ (ˈwɛbstə) /

noun

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 webster (2 of 2)

Webster
/ (ˈwɛbstə) /

noun

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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