Webster

[web-ster]

noun


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British Dictionary definitions for william webster

webster

noun

an archaic word for weaver (def. 1)

Word Origin for webster

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

Webster

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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Word Origin and History for william webster

webster

n.

"a weaver," Old English webbestre "a female weaver," from web (q.v.) + fem. suffix -ster. Noah Webster's dictionary first published 1828.

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