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ˈbrɪs tlBris·tol

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bristolnoun

    an industrial city and port in southwestern England near the mouth of the River Avon


  1. Bristolnoun

    A city and county in south-west England.

    Etymology: Shortened from Bristol City, the name of an English football team, for, titty.

  2. bristolnoun

    A woman's breast, usually as the plural bristols.

    Etymology: Shortened from Bristol City, the name of an English football team, for, titty.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bristolnoun

    a seaport city in the west of England


  1. Bristol

    Bristol is a city, unitary authority area and ceremonial county in South West England, with an estimated population of 433,100 for the unitary authority in 2009, and a surrounding Larger Urban Zone with an estimated 1,070,000 residents in 2007. It is England's sixth and the United Kingdom's eighth most populous city, one of the Core Cities Group and the most populous city in South West England. Historically split between Gloucestershire and Somerset, the city received a Royal charter in 1155 and was granted County status in 1373. From the 13th century, for half a millennium, it ranked amongst the top three English cities after London, alongside York and Norwich, on the basis of tax receipts, until the rapid rise of Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester during the Industrial Revolution in the latter part of the 18th century. It borders the counties of Somerset and Gloucestershire, and is also located near the historic cities of Bath to the south east and Gloucester to the north. The city is built around the River Avon, and it also has a short coastline on the Severn Estuary, which flows into the Bristol Channel. Bristol is the largest centre of culture, employment and education in the region. Its prosperity has been linked with the sea since its earliest days. The commercial Port of Bristol was originally in the city centre before being moved to the Severn Estuary at Avonmouth; Royal Portbury Dock is on the western edge of the city boundary. In more recent years the economy has depended on the creative media, electronics and aerospace industries, and the city centre docks have been regenerated as a centre of heritage and culture. There are 34 other populated places on Earth named Bristol, most in the United States, but also in Peru, Canada, Jamaica, Barbados, and Costa Rica, all presumably commemorating the original.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bristol

    on the Avon, 6 m. from its mouth, and 118 m. W. of London, is the largest town in Gloucestershire, the seventh in England, and a great seaport, with Irish, W. Indian, and S. American trade; it manufactures tobacco, boots and shoes; it has a cathedral, two colleges, a library and many educational institutions; by a charter of Edward III. it forms a county in itself.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. bristol

    (West England). Built by Brennus, a British prince, 380 B.C.; is mentioned in 430 as a fortified city; taken by the Earl of Gloucester in his defense of his sister Maud, the empress, against King Stephen, 1138; taken by Prince Rupert, 1643; by Cromwell, 1645.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Bristol

    Called by the Anglo-Saxons “Brightstow,” or pleasant, stockaded place.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Bristol' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3425

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Bristol' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4347

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bristol in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bristol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Bristol in a Sentence

  1. Les Funtleyder:

    Based on price per fundamentals, we like the value of Merck versus Bristol at the moment.

  2. Ashtyn Evans:

    Bristol is a lot different than it was just a few years ago.

  3. The EPA:

    We stand behind our study and our public policy, and we are confident in our work to protect Bristol Bay.

  4. Matt DiBenedetto:

    I wanted it to bad, im sad. Congrats to Denny, raced hard and Ive been a fan of his since I was Matt DiBenedetto. To be racing door-to-door with him at Bristol in front of a great group of fans Im trying not to get emotional but its been a tough week and I just want to stick around and want to keep doing this for a long time to come. I am not done yet. Something is going to happen.

  5. Mark Dodgson:

    We wouldn't bulldoze the city of Bristol because it was built on the profits of slavery, is it really sensible to think that by destroying or stopping the trade in our cultural heritage we're going to save any African elephants?

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