Other definitions for Webster (2 of 2)
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 Webster's. Informal. a dictionary of the English language.
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How to use webster in a sentence
Of the three nominated, webster did the best, receiving 12 votes, Gohmert and Yoho received three and two votes, respectively.Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup | Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The definition of “innuendo,” according to the Merriam-webster Dictionary, is “an oblique allusion.”Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004 | Marlow Stern | November 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Mr. webster could not have hit my crotchet more exactly, if he had taken aim at it on purpose.Mike Marble | Uncle Frank
If any one does not know the difference between create and make, let him turn to his dictionary, and webster will inform him.Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
He has been all his life an ardent Whig, and Clay and webster were his standards of political orthodoxy.Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, The Tennessee Patriot | William Gannaway Brownlow
When the edition of those speeches was prepared, a selection from webster's great speeches was contemplated as a companion volume.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster | Daniel Webster
British Dictionary definitions for webster (1 of 2)
an archaic word for weaver (def. 1)
British Dictionary definitions for Webster (2 of 2)
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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