a seaport in Avon, in southwestern England, on the Avon River near its confluence with the Severn estuary.
a city in central Connecticut.
a township in southeastern Pennsylvania, on the Delaware River.
a deepwater seaport in eastern Rhode Island.
a city in northeastern Tennessee, contiguous to but politically independent of Bristol, Virginia.
a city in southwestern Virginia, contiguous to but politically independent of Bristol, Tennessee.
a bi-state region comprising the twin cities of Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia.
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How to use Bristol in a sentence
For generations, an 18-foot statue of Edward Colston in Bristol, England had served as a reminder of his “philanthropy.”
Bristol also faced a class-action lawsuit last year alleging unsafe conditions during the pandemic.ICE to stop detaining immigrants at two county jails under federal investigation | Maria Sacchetti | May 20, 2021 | Washington Post
Police responded to a home in the 3300 block of Bristol court, where they found Christopher Alan Johnson, 24, of Alexandria, and Frank Chinji Sapele, 25, of Arlington with fatal gunshot wounds, officials said.Reston man charged with two slayings at Prince William County house party | Clarence Williams | November 6, 2020 | Washington Post
By early March, it was clear that screening visitors wouldn’t be enough to keep the virus out of his facility in Bristol, Connecticut.The extreme strategies that saved some nursing homes from Covid-19 | Katherine Ellen Foley | July 26, 2020 | Quartz
Researchers in England, for instance, have been observing 14,500 families in the city of Bristol since 1991.Decades-long project is linking our health to the environment | Lindsey Konkel | March 12, 2020 | Science News For Students
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Bristol has her already-established blog on the site while Piper has begun to record her own video commentary.
“I saw a lunatic, simply stated,” the victim, a contractor from nearby Bristol, told police.
One of the first to get a drug in this class to market was Bristol-Meyers Squibb, with Yervoy.
Bristol-Meyers also declined a request to comment on the issue of financial orphans.
It is but 50 miles from Bristol, and not so much as 100 miles from Oxford, and the coach passes very near this place.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
One day the Bristol mail was robbed; another day the Dover coach; then the Norwich waggon.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
William Berry, an English author, died at Bristol, aged 77; author of various works on genealogy and heraldry.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
But these were trifles compared with the devastation committed at Bristol, when its recorder.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
The Bristol fire is universally imputed to design and patriotic virtue.Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2) | Edward Gibbon
British Dictionary definitions for 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)
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