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Webster

[web-ster] /ˈwɛb stər/
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] /ˈhɛdʒˌkɒk/ (Show IPA),
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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British Dictionary definitions for william h. webster

webster

/ˈwɛbstə/
noun
1.
an archaic word for weaver (sense 1)
Word Origin
Old English webbestre, from webba a weaver, from webbweb

Webster

/ˈwɛbstə/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for william h. webster

webster

n.

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

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Encyclopedia Article for william h. webster

Webster

town (township), Worcester county, south-central Massachusetts, U.S., on the French River, 18 miles (29 km) south of Worcester city. Within the town limits is Lake Chaubunagungamaug (now also called Lake Webster), 3 miles (5 km) long and the focus of a recreational area. The lake's full name, Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, reportedly is Nipmuc (Algonquian) for "You fish your side of the lake; I fish my side; nobody fish in the middle." The town was settled about 1713 and named (1832) for the American statesman and orator Daniel Webster. It was noted for its early textile mills, established in 1811. The arrival of the Norwich and Worcester Railroad in 1840 spurred further industrial development. The economy is now diversified. Insurance and the production of textiles account for the largest share of employment. Nichols College (1815) is in nearby Dudley. Inc. 1832. Area 15 square miles (39 square km). Pop. (1990) 16,196; (2000) 16,415; (2005 est.) 16,851.

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