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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Christchurch(noun)

    industrial city at the center of a rich agricultural region


  1. Christchurch(ProperNoun)

    A coastal town and borough in Dorset, England.

  2. Christchurch(ProperNoun)

    The largest city in the South Island of New Zealand.


  1. Christchurch

    Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the country's third-largest urban area. It lies one third of the way down the South Island's east coast, just north of Banks Peninsula which itself, since 2006, lies within the formal limits of Christchurch. The city was named by the Canterbury Association, which settled the surrounding province of Canterbury. The name of Christchurch was agreed on at the first meeting of the association on 27 March 1848. It was suggested by John Robert Godley, who had attended Christ Church, Oxford. Some early writers called the town Christ Church, but it was recorded as Christchurch in the minutes of the management committee of the association. Christchurch became a city by Royal Charter on 31 July 1856, making it officially the oldest established city in New Zealand. The river that flows through the centre of the city was named Avon at the request of the pioneering Deans brothers to commemorate the Scottish Avon, which rises in the Ayrshire hills near what was their grandfathers' farm and flows into the Clyde. The usual Māori name for Christchurch is Ōtautahi. This was originally the name of a specific site by the Avon River near present-day Kilmore Street and the Christchurch Central Fire Station. The site was a seasonal dwelling of Ngāi Tahu chief Te Potiki Tautahi, whose main home was Port Levy on Banks Peninsula. The Ōtautahi name was adopted in the 1930s. Prior to that the Ngāi Tahu generally referred to the Christchurch area as Karaitiana, a transliteration of the English word Christian. The city's name is often abbreviated by New Zealanders to Chch. In New Zealand Sign Language, the city's name is the fingerspelled letter C signed twice, with the second to the right of the first, while mouthing "Christchurch".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Christchurch

    capital of the province of Canterbury, New Zealand, 5 m. from the sea; Littleton the port.

How to pronounce Christchurch?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Christchurch in sign language?

  1. christchurch


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Christchurch in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Christchurch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Christchurch in a Sentence

  1. Jacinda Ardern:

    Having said that, I'm pleased to see that they are including it, and that they have taken that step, but I still think that there is a conversation to be had with the international community about whether or not enough has been done, there are lessons to be learnt here in Christchurch and we don't want anyone to have to learn those lesson over again.

  2. White House:

    While the United States is not currently in a position to join the endorsement, we continue to support the overall goals reflected in Christchurch Call. We will continue to engage governments, industry and civil society to counter terrorist content on the internet.

  3. Amir Daud for prayers:

    My wife said: 'I think it's shooting.' I said: 'No, that cannot happen in Christchurch, no way, it's just an electricity short or something,'.

  4. Jacinda Ardern:

    Arguably these categories should always fall within the community guidelines of hate speech, but nevertheless it's positive the clarification has now been made in the wake of the attack in Christchurch.

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