- 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.
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- an archaic word for weaver (def. 1)
Old English webbestre, from webba a weaver, from webb web
- 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)
Word Origin and History for william webster
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