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Manchester

[man-ches-ter, -chuh-ster]
noun
  1. a city in NW England: connected with the Mersey estuary by a ship canal (35½ mi. [57 km] long).
  2. a city in S New Hampshire.
  3. a town in central Connecticut.
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British Dictionary definitions for manchester

manchester

noun Australian and NZ
  1. household linen or cotton goods, such as sheets and towels
  2. Also called: manchester department a section of a store where such goods are sold
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Word Origin

from Manchester, England

Manchester

noun
  1. a city in NW England, in Manchester unitary authority, Greater Manchester: linked to the Mersey estuary by the Manchester Ship Canal : commercial, industrial, and cultural centre; formerly the centre of the cotton and textile trades; two universities. Pop: 394 269 (2001)Latin name: Man'cunium
  2. a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop: 432 500 (2003 est). Area: 116 sq km (45 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for manchester

Manchester

Mameceastre (1086), from Mamucio (4c.), the original Celtic name, perhaps from *mamm "breast, breast-like hill" + Old English ceaster "Roman town" (see Chester). Adjective Mancunian is from the Medieval Latin form of the place-name, Mancunium.

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manchester in Culture

Manchester

City in northwestern England about thirty miles east of Liverpool.

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Manchester is one of England's most important economic, industrial, trade, and finance centers, and the heart of the most densely populated area of England.
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