webster

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈwɛbstə/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'Webster', 'webster': (webstər)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
web•ster  (webstər),USA pronunciation n. [Archaic.]
  1. Textilesa weaver.
  • bef. 1100; Middle English; Old English webbestre. See web, -ster

Web•ster  (webstər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. BiographicalDaniel, 1782–1852, U.S. statesman and orator.
  2. BiographicalJohn, c1580–1625?, English dramatist.
  3. BiographicalMargaret, 1905–72, British stage director, producer, and actress, born in the U.S.
  4. BiographicalNoah, 1758–1843, U.S. lexicographer and essayist.
  5. William H(edg•cock)  (webstər),USA pronunciation born 1924, U.S. judge and government official: director of the FBI since 1978.
  6. Place Namesa city in central Massachusetts. 14,480.
  7. Also,  Webster's. [Informal.]a dictionary of the English language.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Webster, +n. 
  1. [Informal.]a dictionary of the English language.Also,  Webster's. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Webster /ˈwɛbstə/ n
  1. Daniel. 1782–1852, US politician and orator
  2. John. ?1580–?1625, English dramatist, noted for his revenge tragedies The White Devil (?1612) and The Duchess of Malfi (?1613)
  3. Noah. 1758–1843, US lexicographer, famous for his American Dictionary of the English Language (1828)
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