- a seaport in Avon, in SW England, on the Avon River near its confluence with the Severn estuary.
- a city in central Connecticut.
- a city in NE Tennessee, contiguous with but politically independent of Bristol, Virginia.
- a town in E Rhode Island.
- a city in SW Virginia.
- a town in SE Pennsylvania, on the Delaware River.
- Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia, considered as a unit.
Examples from the Web for bristol
Another fine "any time" plate is Bristol Bay (Alaska) sockeye salmon.Spaghetti for Breakfast?! Not So Crazy at This Idaho Farm Café
Jane & Michael Stern
August 4, 2014
Bristol has her already-established blog on the site while Piper has begun to record her own video commentary.‘Lamestream Media’ Execs Are Running Palin TV
July 28, 2014
“I saw a lunatic, simply stated,” the victim, a contractor from nearby Bristol, told police.Can America’s Favorite Ex-Con Mayor Win Again?
June 22, 2014
Is he Robin Gunningham, a college-educated Bristol man born on July 28, 1973?Banksy Snapped? This Is Allegedly a Photograph of the Graffiti Artist at Work in New York City
October 25, 2013
New branches of Sunday Assembly have already been set up in Bristol, England, Melbourne, Australia, and New York City.Sunday Assembly Is the Hot New Atheist Church
September 21, 2013
Bristol said he dropped finally as though he had been struck on the head.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
You have, sire, as I have heard, many friends at Bristol and in the Midlands.
The Duke may be at Bristol, but you had best make for his seat at Badminton.
She might have been a Bristol schooner, or she might have been a King's fly-boat.'
I must thank you that I did not take a fruitless journey into Bristol.
- City of Bristol a port and industrial city in SW England, mainly in Bristol unitary authority, on the River Avon seven miles from its mouth on the Bristol Channel: a major port, trading with America, in the 17th and 18th centuries; the modern port consists chiefly of docks at Avonmouth and Portishead; noted for the Clifton Suspension Bridge (designed by I. K. Brunel, 1834) over the Avon gorge; Bristol university (1909) and University of the West of England (1992). Pop: 420 556 (2001)
- City of Bristol a unitary authority in SW England, created in 1996 from part of Avon county. Pop: 391 500 (2003 est). Area: 110 sq km (42 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for bristol
City in western England, Middle English Bridgestow, from Old English Brycgstow, literally "assembly place by a bridge" (see bridge (n.) + stow). A local peculiarity of pronunciation adds -l to words ending in vowels. Of a type of pottery, 1776; of a type of glass, 1880. In British slang, "breast," 1961, from Bristol cities, rhyming slang for titties.