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Noah Webster

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1758–1843),

American lexicographer and philologist, is remembered for his great and scholarly An American Dictionary of the English Language (2 vols, 1828). See also Dictionary.

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Webster, Noah

Norman K. Risjord.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics. 1837 words.

Webster, Noah (16 October 1758–28 May 1843), lexicographer, was born in West Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Noah Webster and Mary Steele. The Websters could trace their roots to the...

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Noah Webster

Florian Coulmas.

in Guardians of Language

March 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 3041 words.

A flag, an anthem, and a language. American nationalist Noah Webster’s writings are scrutinized about what these three have in common, why he emphasized the differences between American and...

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Webster, Noah (1758–1843)

in The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 1551 words.

Noah Webster became a key figure in American language education from his first spelling book (1783) to, and

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Webster, Noah (1758–1843), lexicographer

Melvin Yazawa.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics. 1254 words.

Webster, Noah (1758–1843), lexicographer, was born on 16 October 1758 in West Hartford, Connecticut, the fourth of the five children of Noah Webster (1722–1813), farmer, a descendant of...

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WEBSTER, Noah (1758–1843)

in Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 1978 words.

Noah Webster was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on 16 October 1758, to a pious, hardworking and well-respected farming family

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Noah Webster

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1758–1843),

American lexicographer and philologist, is remembered for his great and scholarly An American Dictionary of the English Language (2 vols, 1828). See also Dictionary.

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WEBSTER, Noah

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 7 words.

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Webster, Noah (1758–1843)

Edited by Tom McArthur.

in Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 401 words.

educated at Yale College (1778), and admitted to the bar (1781). His best-known works, The American

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Webster, Noah (1758–1843)

James D. Hart.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

January 1986; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 315 words.

after graduation from Yale (1778) began his career with the publication of A Grammatical Institute of the English Language...

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Webster, Noah (1758–1843)

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 46 words.

American lexicographer. In his great and scholarly An American Dictionary of the English Language, 2 vols (1828), he challenged the parochialism of British dictionaries and, with a strong...

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Webster, Noah (1758–1843)

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 85 words.

He was educated at Yale University, and worked subsequently as teacher, lawyer, and journalist. The work for which he is chiefly remembered is his great and scholarly ...

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Webster, Noah (1758–1843)

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 420 words.

educated at Yale College (1778), and admitted to the bar (1781), his best-known works, The American Spelling Book...

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Webster, Noah (1758–1843)

Richard J. Moss.

in The Oxford Companion to United States History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 313 words.

(1758–1843), lexicographer, journalist, educator.

Born in West Hartford, Connecticut, Webster grew up on a small New England farm.

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Noah Webster (1758–1843)

Edited by Hugh Rawson and Margaret Miner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 88 words.

An equality of property … is the very soul of a republic.

The full sentence reads: “An equality of property,

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Webster, Noah (1758–1843)

Joseph Reed.

in Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 515 words.

(1758–1843) American lexicographer.

Webster was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and graduated from Yale University in 1778. He

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Webster, Noah (1758–1843)

Edited by Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer and Daniel Hahn.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 28 words.

(1758–1843),

American lexicographer and philologist, is remembered for his great and scholarly An American Dictionary of the

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Webster, Noah (1758–1843)

James D. Hart and Phillip W. Leininger.

in The Oxford Companion to American Literature

January 1995; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 321 words.

(1758–1843),

Connecticut lexicographer and philologist, after graduation from Yale (1778) began his career with the publication

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<span class="smallCaps">Webster, Noah</span> (1758–1843)

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 347 words.

Born in West Hartford, Connecticut, Webster grew up on a small New England farm. His father made great sacrifices to

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<i>Noah Webster: The Life and Time of an American Patriot.</i> By Harlow Giles Unger. (New York: Wiley, 1998. xiv, 386 pp. $30.00, ISBN 0-471-18455-1.)

Robert E. Shalhope.

in Journal of American History

March 2000; p ublished online March 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 0 words.

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Merriam, G. & C.

in The Oxford Companion to the Book

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 107 words.

Massachusetts publishers, best known for acquiring Noah Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language (1828) in the early

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