- a town in S Dorsetshire, in S England, on the Frome River: named Casterbridge in Thomas Hardy's novels.
Examples from the Web for dorchester
Wahlberg grew up the youngest of nine children in a broken home in the rough Dorchester section of Boston.
That day, Jesse Coleman, a 12-year-old black boy, and his older brother and sister were walking back to their home in Dorchester.
We met at the Dorchester Hotel, for what I expected would be a question and answer interview.My Moments With Ariel Sharon
January 11, 2014
“Meet me for breakfast at the Dorchester Hotel next Thursday in London,” he said.The Private David Frost
John M. Florescu
September 3, 2013
The Boston Police Department misreported an attack on the JFK Library in Dorchester.Boston Marathon Bombing Media Errors Pile Up, as Does the Outrage
April 18, 2013
With the exception of one at Dorchester, it is the largest in Britain.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
And soil might have been taken from the bottom of this Dorchester barrow which produced them.Life: Its True Genesis
R. W. Wright
It was indeed sixteen long years since I had left them at Dorchester.The Autobiography of Sergeant William Lawrence
These were a line of fortifications facing Dorchester, made earlier in the siege.
It seems generally to be considered that there was but one fort at Dorchester.
- a town in S England, administrative centre of Dorset: associated with Thomas Hardy, esp as the Casterbridge of his novels. Pop: 16 171 (2001)Latin name: Durnovaria (ˌdjʊənəʊˈveɪrɪə)
Word Origin and History for dorchester
Old English Dorcanceaster, earlier Dornwaraceaster, from Latin Durnovaria, from Romano-British *duro- "walled town."