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