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ˈtʃɛs tərChester

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Chesternoun

    a city of southeastern Pennsylvania on the Delaware river (an industrial suburb of Philadelphia)


  1. Chesternoun

    The county town of Cheshire, in northwest England.

  2. Chesternoun

    Any of a number of towns in the United States and Canada.

  3. Chesternoun

    transferred from the surname.

  4. Etymology: From Latin castra, meaning camp.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Castor, Chester

    Etymology: are derived from the Sax. ceaster , a city, town, or castle; and that from the Latin castrum; the Saxons chusing to fix in such places of strength and figure, as the Romans had before built or fortified. Edmund Gibson Camden.

  2. Chester


  1. Chester

    Chester, Cheshire, is a city in Cheshire, England. Lying on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales, it is home to 118,925 inhabitants, and is the largest and most populous settlement of the wider unitary authority area of Cheshire West and Chester, which had a population of 328,100 according to the 2001 Census. Chester was granted city status in 1541. Chester was founded as a "castrum" or Roman fort with the name Deva Victrix in the year 79 by the Roman Legio II Adiutrix during the reign of the Emperor Vespasian. Chester's four main roads, Eastgate, Northgate, Watergate and Bridge, follow routes laid out at this time – almost 2,000 years ago. One of the three main Roman army bases, Deva later became a major settlement in the Roman province of Britannia. After the Romans left in the 5th century, the Saxons fortified the town against the Danes and gave Chester its name. The patron saint of Chester, Werburgh, is buried in Chester Cathedral. Chester was one of the last towns in England to fall to the Normans in the Norman conquest of England. William the Conqueror ordered the construction of a castle, to dominate the town and the nearby Welsh border. In 1071 he made Hugh d'Avranches the first Earl of Chester.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chester

    the county town of Cheshire, on the Dee, 16 m. SE. of Liverpool; an ancient city founded by the Romans; surrounded by walls nearly 2 m. long, and from 7 to 8 ft. thick, forming a promenade with parapets; the streets are peculiar; along the roofs of the lower storeys of the houses there stretch piazzas called "Rows," at the original level of the place, 16 ft. wide for foot-passengers, approached by steps; it abounds in Roman remains, and is altogether a unique town.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. chester

    A city of England, in the county of Cheshire. The British Caerleon and the Roman Deva, the station of the Twentieth Legion, Valeria Victrix, quitted by them about 477. The city was first built by Edelfleda about 908. Chester was ravaged by the Danes in 980; taken after three months’ siege for the Parliament in 1645. A projected attack of Fenians on Chester Castle was defeated by the vigilance of the authorities and the arrival of the military, February 11-12, 1867.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Chester

    The city built on the Roman castra, or camp.

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  1. etchers

  2. retches

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chester in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chester in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Chester in a Sentence

  1. Grace Lutheran Church:

    Members of Grace Lutheran Church are deeply saddened by the loss of life last night as a result of three individuals being shot in Chester, and this tragedy included members of Grace Lutheran Church.

  2. Kevin Durant:

    My team and I connected instantly with the Union coaching staff and leadership, as well as the team's story, off the pitch, I'm looking forward to working in the Chester and Philadelphia communities and making an impact in the same way that the KDCF has been able to in my hometown of Prince George's County.

  3. Mira Hashmall:

    We're being sued over pictures that aren't online, aren't in the media and have never been seen by Christopher Chester.

  4. Alan Tauber:

    ( H) e has had the most precious years of Chester Hollman III life stolen from Chester Hollman III by an indifferent system that too often refuses to re-examine doubtful cases or credit evidence of obvious innocence, we are only sorry that Chester Hollman III mother did not live to see Chester Hollman III declared an innocent man.

  5. Peter Kratsa:

    Arthur Goldman’s criminal matter was resolved by the Chester County district attorney by virtue of a pre-trial diversion program without any admission of guilt by Art, arthur Goldman criminal matter will ultimately allow for the case to be dismissed and Arthur Goldman record expunged.

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