danny webster

Webster

[web-ster]
noun
1.
Daniel, 1782–1852, U.S. statesman and orator.
2.
John, c1580–1625?, English dramatist.
3.
Margaret, 1905–72, British stage director, producer, and actress, born in the U.S.
4.
Noah, 1758–1843, U.S. lexicographer and essayist.
5.
William H(edgcock) [hej-kok] , born 1924, U.S. judge and government official: director of the FBI 1978–87 and of the CIA 1987–91.
6.
a city in central Massachusetts.
7.
Also, Webster's. Informal. a dictionary of the English language.
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webster (ˈwɛbstə)
 
n
an archaic word for weaver
 
[Old English webbestre, from webba a weaver, from webbweb]

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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webster
"a weaver," O.E. webbestre "a female weaver," from web (q.v.) + fem. suffix -ster. Noah Webster's dictionary first published 1828.
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