Worcester


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Worces·ter 1

 (wo͝os′tər)
1. A city of west-central England on the Severn River southwest of Birmingham. The Parliamentarian army decisively defeated the Scottish Royalist army here in 1651.
2. The second largest city of Massachusetts, in the central part, west of Boston.

Worces·ter 2

 (wo͝os′tər)
A trademark for a fine porcelain made in Worcester, England.

Worcester

(ˈwʊstə)
n
1. (Placename) 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. (Placename) an industrial city in the US, in central Massachusetts: Clark University (1887). Pop: 175 706 (2003 est)
3. (Placename) a town in S South Africa; centre of a fruit-growing region. Pop: 66 349 (2001)

Worces•ter

(ˈwʊs tər)

n.
1. Joseph Emerson, 1784–1865, U.S. lexicographer.
2. a city in central Massachusetts. 166,350.
3. a city in Hereford and Worcester, in W England, on the Severn. 74,300.
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Noun1.Worcester - United States lexicographer who was accused of plagiarism by Noah Webster (1784-1865)
2.Worcester - an industrial and university city in central Massachusetts to the west of BostonWorcester - an industrial and university city in central Massachusetts to the west of Boston
Bay State, Massachusetts, Old Colony, MA - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
3.Worcester - a cathedral city in west central England on the River Severn
England - a division of the United Kingdom
References in classic literature ?
The division of the regiment to which Captain Waters belonged had two days preceded the march of that company to which Mr Northerton was the ensign; so that the former had reached Worcester the very day after the unfortunate re-encounter between Jones and Northerton which we have before recorded.
Now, it had been agreed between Mrs Waters and the captain that she would accompany him in his march as far as Worcester, where they were to take their leave of each other, and she was thence to return to Bath, where she was to stay till the end of the winter's campaign against the rebels.
To say the truth, the lady had made him an assignation at this very place, and promised to stay at Worcester till his division came thither; with what view, and for what purpose, must be left to the reader's divination; for, though we are obliged to relate facts, we are not obliged to do a violence to our nature by any comments to the disadvantage of the loveliest part of the creation.
Now, as they must, by taking horses from Worcester, have furnished any pursuers with the means of hereafter discovering their route, the ensign proposed, and the lady presently agreed, to make their first stage on foot; for which purpose the hardness of the frost was very seasonable.
All things, therefore, being settled in the evening, they arose early the next morning, and at five o'clock departed from Worcester, it being then above two hours before day, but the moon, which was then at the full, gave them all the light she was capable of affording.
If I had been able to reach London before him, without doubt the prize of the race would have been mine; but he overtook me at Worcester.
He died on the 5th of September, 1658, a fresh anniversary of the battles of Dunbar and Worcester.
The dead King John, though hated by all others, he had loved, but with the dead King's bones De Vac's loyalty to the house he served had been buried in the Cathedral of Worcester.
A sharp dry wind and a slight frost had so hardened the roads when we alighted at Worcester, that their furrowed tracks were like ridges of granite.
At Worcester, though he had the name of keeping to himself and not being much of a hand at a good time, he had secretly gloried in being clapped on the back and hailed as "Old Ethe" or "Old Stiff"; and the cessation of such familiarities had increased the chill of his return to Starkfield.
A slight engineering job in Florida, put in his way during his period of study at Worcester, increased his faith in his ability as well as his eagerness to see the world; and he felt sure that, with a "smart" wife like Zeena, it would not be long before he had made himself a place in it.
Our route is to be by Salisbury, Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham, Worcester, Stafford; and so home.