What does Webster mean?

Definitions for Webster
ˈwɛb stərweb·ster

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Webster.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Webster, John Websternoun

    English playwright (1580-1625)

  2. Webster, Daniel Websternoun

    United States politician and orator (1782-1817)

  3. Webster, Noah Websternoun

    United States lexicographer (1758-1843)


  1. Websternoun

    An English occupational surname for someone who was a weaver.

  2. Websternoun

    Any of various dictionaries published under the name Webster.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Websternoun

    A weaver. Obsolete.

    Etymology: webstre , Saxon; a woman-weaver.

    After local names, the most in number have been derived from occupations; as Taylor, Webster, Wheeler. William Camden.


  1. webster

    Webster has multiple meanings, including: 1) A publisher in the US known for its dictionaries and other educational books. The Merriam-Webster dictionary is a renowned dictionary used worldwide. 2) In old English, 'webster' is a term for a female weaver. 3) It can also be used as a surname.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Websternoun

    a weaver; originally, a female weaver

  2. Etymology: [AS. webbestre. See Web, Weave, and -ster.]


  1. Webster

    Webster is an American situation comedy that aired on ABC from September 16, 1983 until May 8, 1987, and in first-run syndication from September 21, 1987 until March 10, 1989. The series was created by Stu Silver. The show stars Emmanuel Lewis in the title role as a young boy who, after losing his parents, is adopted by his NFL-pro godfather, portrayed by Alex Karras, and his new socialite wife, played by Susan Clark. The focus was largely on how this impulsively married couple had to adjust to their new lives and sudden parenthood, but it was the congenial Webster himself who drove much of the plot. The series was produced by Georgian Bay Ltd., Emmanuel Lewis Entertainment Enterprises, Inc. and Paramount Television. Like NBC's earlier hit Diff'rent Strokes, Webster featured a young African-American boy adopted by a white family.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Webster

    web′stėr, n. (obs.) a weaver. [A.S. webbestre, a female weaver—webban, to weave.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Webster is ranked #453 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Webster surname appeared 72,625 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 25 would have the surname Webster.

    73.5% or 53,379 total occurrences were White.
    19.7% or 14,343 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 1,823 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 1,634 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 1,002 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 450 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Webster in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Webster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Webster in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Massie:

    Daniel Webster is a very viable alternative.

  2. Donald Webster:

    We just clicked and had a harmonious life together, she had many talents. She had an amazing circle of friends who really loved and cared about her, the kindest people Donald Webster would meet.

  3. Eddie Dawkins:

    His career speaks for itself on the track and he has been a larger-than-life character off it, together with Ethan Mitchell and Ethan Mitchell and Sam Webster Ethan Mitchell and Sam Webster formed a remarkable partnership that took Ethan Mitchell and Sam Webster to the top of the sport where Ethan Mitchell and Sam Webster dominated for several years.

  4. Denver Bronco Shane Dronett:

    I've thought about what I could accomplish in football, but for me personally, when you read about Mike Webster and Dave Duerson and Ray Easterling, you read all these stories. And to be the type of player I want to be in football, I think I'd have to take on some risks that as a person I don't want to take on.

  5. Webster County:

    I did Webster County and I hold Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs responsible.

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