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ˈwɛb stərWeb·ster

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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.

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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  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. Francis M. Faber Jr:

    Would the title 'A Play on Words' be an appropriate title for a stage production known as; A Day With Merrimam Webster?

  2. The FBI:

    Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh was willing to become a martyr, using his U.S. military training as a weapon for ISIL. Instead, found guilty of his crimes, he is facing a lengthy incarceration.

  3. 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.

  4. Peter Sokolowski:

    It was a very new word at that time, his definition is not the definition that you and I would understand today. His definition was, ‘The qualities of females,’ so basically feminism to Noah Webster meant femaleness. We do see evidence that the word was used in the 19th century in a medical sense, for the physical characteristics of a developing teenager, before it was used as a political term, if you will.

  5. Thomas Massie:

    Daniel Webster is a very viable alternative.

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