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n. Archaic
A weaver of cloth.

[Middle English, from Old English webbestre, feminine of webba, weaver, from webb, web; see webh- in Indo-European roots.]


(Textiles) an archaic word for weaver1
[Old English webbestre, from webba a weaver, from webb web]


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


(ˈwɛb stər)

n. Archaic.
a weaver.
[before 1100]


(ˈwɛb stər)

1. Daniel, 1782–1852, U.S. statesman and orator.
2. John, c1580–1625?, English playwright.
3. Noah, 1758–1843, U.S. lexicographer and essayist.
4. Informal. Also, Web′ster's. a dictionary of the English language.
Web•ste′ri•an (-ˈstɪər i ən) adj.
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2.webster - United States politician and orator (1782-1817)Webster - United States politician and orator (1782-1817)
3.webster - United States lexicographer (1758-1843)Webster - United States lexicographer (1758-1843)
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I found him lying at anchor on the Alameda side of the estuary near the Webster Street bridge, with visitors aboard, whom he was entertaining with afternoon wine.
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The Elizabethan tendency to sensational horror finds its greatest artistic expression in two plays of John Webster, 'The White Devil, or Vittoria Corombona,' and 'The Duchess of Malfi.
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The mayor of the village, in delivering the prize to the author of it, made a warm speech in which he said that it was by far the most "eloquent" thing he had ever listened to, and that Daniel Webster himself might well be proud of it.
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This program enables colleges and universities to integrate PeopleSoft's industry-leading enterprise software into their classroom curricula more quickly and cost effectively," says John Webster, PeopleSoft programs director at Dakota Stare University.

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