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[wawr-ik-sheer, -sher, wor-] /ˈwɔr ɪkˌʃɪər, -ʃər, ˌwɒr-/
a county in central England. 765 sq. mi. (1980 sq. km).
Also called Warwick. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • What a joy it was to get away from stuffy courts of justice into the pure Warwickshire air.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • The rocks of the Jason may be seen in any quarry of Warwickshire sandstone.

  • He and this Warwickshire girl of "fine family" had been "so fond" of each other for years.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Heathcroft evidently had not told her of the Warwickshire heiress.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • In 1828 she is 'now alive, and resident in the south-west part of Warwickshire.'

  • But to complete the pedigrees of the Warwickshire families, we must follow them to other abodes.

    Shakespeare's Family Mrs. C. C. Stopes
  • The Warwickshire Shakespeares overflowed into the surrounding counties.

    Shakespeare's Family Mrs. C. C. Stopes
  • It was about a little girl, the daughter of a gentleman in Warwickshire.

    Minnie's Pet Horse Madeline Leslie
  • Notes of John Dowdall, a tourist in Warwickshire in 1693 (published in 1838).

  • There are no other names or references in the old play that can be associated with Warwickshire.

British Dictionary definitions for Warwickshire


/ˈwɒrɪkˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
a county of central England: until 1974, when the West Midlands metropolitan county was created, it contained one of the most highly industrialized regions in the world, centred on Birmingham. Administrative centre: Warwick. Pop: 519 300 (2003 est). Area: 1981 sq km (765 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Warwickshire

11c., from Old English Wærincwicum + scir "district." The first element means "dwellings by the weir or river-dam," from *wæring + wic (see wick (2)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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