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

  • Webster, Daniel 1782-1852. American politician. A U.S. representative from New Hampshire (1813-1817) and later a representative (1823-1827) and senator (1827-1841 and 1845-1850) from Massachusetts, he was a noted orator who espoused preservation of the Union. He twice served as secretary of state (1841-1843 and 1850-1852).
  • Webster, John 1580?-1625? English playwright whose works include The White Devil (published 1612) and The Duchess of Malfi (c. 1613).
  • Webster, Noah 1758-1843. American lexicographer whose Spelling Book (1783) helped standardize American spelling. His major work, An American Dictionary of the English Language, was originally published in 1828.

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  • proper n. An English occupational surname for someone who was a weaver.
  • proper n. Any of various dictionaries published under the name Webster.


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  • Webster, FL - tiny town in Sumter Co., hosts a huge antiques fleamarket every Monday until noon or so. Get there before 5:00 a.m. to get the "good stuff" as it is unloaded from vans, trailers, and RVs. Why Monday? That's the day many antiques dealers take a day off - so the "good stuff" comes to Webster because that's where the serious collectors, dealers and buyers come to connect. Snowbird season, Thanksgiving until about May, is the best time - folks from up north bring antiques south to sell and support themselves during their winter stay.

    December 22, 2010