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[web-steer-ee-uh n]
  1. pertaining to or characteristic of Daniel Webster, his political theories, or his oratory.
  2. pertaining to or characteristic of Noah Webster or his dictionary.
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Origin of Websterian

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; Webster + -ian
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for websterian

Historical Examples of websterian

  • In our own Websterian phrase, England was henceforth "one and indivisible."

    The Quest for a Lost Race

    Thomas E. Pickett

  • She had learned to write a grammatical sentence and spell in the good old Websterian way.

    Edith and John

    Franklin S. Farquhar

  • Websterian "probabilities" says that is not the derivation of "scale" at all, but no matter.

    The World on Wheels and Other Sketches

    Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) Taylor

  • Toombs was a short, thick, heavy-set man of the Websterian type, and one of the South's most picturesque orators.

  • I say it in all sincerity; he is a great and good man, a Websterian innkeeper, for he thoroughly understands the constitution.