- a city in NW England, just E of Liverpool, on the Mersey River.
Examples from the Web for widnes
Historical Examples of widnes
In the Widnes Copper Works the silver so extracted yields an annual profit of 3000.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Who knows, in a few years perhaps the whole place may be reduced to the desolation of another Widnes.In a Cheshire Garden
It ought not to have required much eloquence to convince us that Widnes is unlovely; the smell of it should have been enough.Waiting for Daylight
Henry Major Tomlinson
Similarly we can make a Widnes fog by sulphureted hydrogen, chlorine, sulphuric acid, and a little steam.
- a town in NW England, in Halton unitary authority, N Cheshire, on the River Mersey: chemical industry. Pop: 55 686 (2001)