Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Obsolete A weaver of cloth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A weaver; originally, a female weaver.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A weaver; originally, a female weaver.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A weaver.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States lexicographer (1758-1843)
  • n. United States politician and orator (1782-1817)
  • n. English playwright (1580-1625)

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English webbestre, feminine of webba, weaver, from webb, web; see webh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Anglo-Saxon webbestre. See web, weave, and -ster. (Wiktionary)

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