[ chesh-er, -eer ]
/ ˈtʃɛʃ ər, -ɪər /


Formerly Chester. a county in NW England. 899 sq. mi. (2328 sq. km).
a town in central Connecticut.
Also called Cheshire cheese, Chester. a hard cheese, yellowish, orange, or white in color, made of cow's milk and similar to cheddar. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cheshire (1 of 2)

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a former administrative county of NW England; administered since 2009 by the unitary authorities of Cheshire West and Chester, and Cheshire East: low-lying and undulating, bordering on the Pennines in the east; mainly agricultural: the geographic and ceremonial county includes Warrington and Halton, which became independent unitary authorities in 1998. Area 2077 sq km (802 sq miles)Abbreviation: Ches

British Dictionary definitions for cheshire (2 of 2)

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Group Captain (Geoffrey) Leonard . 1917–92, British philanthropist: awarded the Victoria Cross in World War II; founded the Leonard Cheshire Foundation Homes for the Disabled: married Sue, Baroness Ryder
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