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 (măn′chĕs′tər, -chĭ-stər)
1. A city of northwest England east-northeast of Liverpool. Founded on the site of Celtic and Roman settlements, it was first chartered in 1301. Greater Manchester is highly industrialized. The Manchester Ship Canal (completed in 1894) affords access for oceangoing vessels.
2. A town of north-central Connecticut east of Hartford. Settled in 1672, it was once a major center of silk production.
3. The largest city of New Hampshire, in the southeast part of the state on the Merrimack River north of Nashua. Incorporated as Derryfield in 1751 and renamed in 1810, it was an important textile center from the mid-1800s until the 1930s.
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1. (Placename) 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. (Placename) a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop: 432 500 (2003 est). Area: 116 sq km (45 sq miles)


1. (Textiles) household linen or cotton goods, such as sheets and towels
2. (Commerce) Also called: manchester department a section of a store where such goods are sold
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(ˈmænˌtʃɛs tər, -tʃə stər)

1. a city in NW England. 451,000.
2. a city in S New Hampshire. 100,967.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Manchester - largest city in New HampshireManchester - largest city in New Hampshire; located in southeastern New Hampshire on the Merrimack river
Granite State, New Hampshire, NH - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
2.Manchester - a city in northwestern England (30 miles to the east of Liverpool)Manchester - a city in northwestern England (30 miles to the east of Liverpool); heart of the most densely populated area of England
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Mancunian - a native or resident of Manchester
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Statisticians have estimated that if all the grandmothers alone who perished between the months of September and April that season could have been placed end to end, they would have reached from Hyde Park Corner to the outskirts of Manchester. And it was Clarence who was responsible for this holocaust.
On the road leading north from Manchester, in eastern Kentucky, to Booneville, twenty miles away, stood, in 1862, a wooden plantation house of a somewhat better quality than most of the dwellings in that region.
"Now, what would you do if you were married to an engineer, and had to live in Manchester, Mr.
After performing at Sheffield and Manchester, we have moved to Liverpool, Preston, and Lancaster.
My father was a shrewd, energetic, and ambitious Manchester man, who understood an exchange of any sort as a transaction by which one man should lose and the other gain.
Mr Gregsbury, the great member of parliament, of Manchester Buildings, Westminster, wanted a young man, to keep his papers and correspondence in order; and Nicholas was exactly the sort of young man that Mr Gregsbury wanted.
"Very serious thing this decline of the birth-rate in Manchester."
Likewise, I have heard that in the museum of Manchester, in New Hampshire, they have what the proprietors call the only perfect specimen of a Greenland or River Whale in the United States.
The panorama passed before their eyes like a flash, save when the steam concealed it fitfully from the view; the travellers could scarcely discern the fort of Chupenie, twenty miles south-westward from Benares, the ancient stronghold of the rajahs of Behar; or Ghazipur and its famous rose-water factories; or the tomb of Lord Cornwallis, rising on the left bank of the Ganges; the fortified town of Buxar, or Patna, a large manufacturing and trading-place, where is held the principal opium market of India; or Monghir, a more than European town, for it is as English as Manchester or Birmingham, with its iron foundries, edgetool factories, and high chimneys puffing clouds of black smoke heavenward.
Thence the joyful news had flashed all over the world; a thousand cities, chilled by ghastly apprehensions, sud- denly flashed into frantic illuminations; they knew of it in Dublin, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, at the time when I stood upon the verge of the pit.
Nothing came amiss to them, from Manchester cotton manufactures to Smyrna figs.
glued up in my gore; and what yarn I'm to put up at Manchester, or how I shall take the field at all., I really don't know.