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[kohl-ches-ter, -chuh-ster] /ˈkoʊlˌtʃɛs tər, -tʃə stər/
a city in NE Essex, in E England.
a town in W Vermont. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mrs. Beard (the captain's name was Beard) came from Colchester to see the old man.

    Youth Joseph Conrad
  • So he sold up his old home in Colchester, and down he comes here.

    To-morrow Joseph Conrad
  • No wonder Mrs. Colchester wouldn't let the old man give her up.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • Anyway, that's the answer they both made to Mrs. Colchester's question at tea-time.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • They were lunching at Colchester when these amorous chapters were reached.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • John Thurston, of whom mention was made before, died in May, in Colchester castle.

  • I found that she knew many officers at Chelmsford and Colchester.

    Danger! and Other Stories Arthur Conan Doyle
  • She was past me like a flash and tore on down the Colchester Road.

    Danger! and Other Stories Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Then came the journey to Colchester, and, lastly, the auto da fé.

    For the Master's Sake Emily Sarah Holt
  • Be this as it may, the sacking of Colchester was a terrible business.

    The Message Alec John Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for Colchester


a town in E England, in NE Essex; university (1964). Pop: 104 390 (2001) Latin name Camulodunum (ˌkæmjʊləʊˈdjuːnəm; ˌkæmʊləʊˈduːnəm)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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