Webster Noah

Webster

, Noah 1758-1843.
American lexicographer whose three-part A Grammatical Institute of the English Language consisted of a speller (1783) that helped standardize American spelling, a grammar (1784), and a reader (1785). His major work, An American Dictionary of the English Language, was originally published in 1828.
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