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[wawr-ik-sheer, -sher, wor-]
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  1. a county in central England. 765 sq. mi. (1980 sq. km).
Also called Warwick.
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Examples from the Web for warwickshire

Historical Examples

  • What a joy it was to get away from stuffy courts of justice into the pure Warwickshire air.


    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.'

British Dictionary definitions for warwickshire


  1. 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 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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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