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Worcester

[woo s-ter]
noun
  1. Joseph Emerson,1784–1865, U.S. lexicographer.
  2. a city in central Massachusetts.
  3. a city in Hereford and Worcester, in W England, on the Severn: cathedral; Cromwell's defeat of the Scots 1651.
  4. Worcestershire.
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  • Mr. Witt was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, January 4th, 1808.

  • Worcester sang well also, and the little concert was very enjoyable.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Mr. Worcester also came; his really was a casual stop, I think.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Charged was the air of Worcester with the din of that fierce massacre.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini

  • We last had news of him from Worcester, and 'tis a week and more since the battle was fought there.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini


British Dictionary definitions for worcester

Worcester

noun
  1. a cathedral city in W central England, the administrative centre of Worcestershire on the River Severn: scene of the battle (1651) in which Charles II was defeated by Cromwell. Pop: 94 029 (2001)
  2. an industrial city in the US, in central Massachusetts: Clark University (1887). Pop: 175 706 (2003 est)
  3. a town in S South Africa; centre of a fruit-growing region. Pop: 66 349 (2001)
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Word Origin and History for worcester

Worcester

Wireceastre (1086), Old English Wigranceastre (717), Weogorna civitas (691), from Weogora, a tribal name. Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrin's) is attested from 1843.

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