What does Leicester mean?

Definitions for Leicester
ˈlɛs tərLeices·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Leicestershire, Leicesternoun

    a largely agricultural county in central England

  2. Leicesternoun

    an industrial city in Leicestershire in central England; built on the site of a Roman settlement

Wiktionary

  1. Leicesternoun

    A city in Leicestershire, England

Freebase

  1. Leicester

    Leicester is a city and unitary authority in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire. The city lies on the River Soar and at the edge of the National Forest. In the 2011 census, the population of the Leicester unitary authority was 330,000, the highest in the region, whilst 480,000 people lived in the wider Leicester Urban Area in 2011, making Leicester the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom and the UK's fourteenth largest urban area. It is the largest city in the East Midlands with a population of 330,000 and second largest in the Midlands behind its much larger neighbour Birmingham. It has the second largest urban area in the East Midlands region. Eurostat's Larger Urban Zone listed the population of Leicester LUZ at 806,100 people as of 2009. According to the 2011 census Leicester had the largest proportion of people aged 19-and-under in the East Midlands with 27 per cent. Leicestershire is a major commercial and manufacturing centre. Its economy is the largest in the East Midlands, accounting for almost a quarter of the region's GDP and providing jobs for 437,000 people. "Unlike almost every other city in the UK, Leicester has retained a remarkable record of its past in buildings that still stand today". Ancient Roman pavements and baths remain in Leicester from its early settlement as Ratae Corieltauvorum, a Roman military outpost in a region inhabited by the Celtic Corieltauvi tribe. Following the demise of Roman society the early medieval Ratae Corieltauvorum is shrouded in obscurity, but when the settlement was captured by the Danes it became one of five fortified towns important to the Danelaw. The name "Leicester" is thought to derive from the words castra of the "Ligore", meaning camp of the dwellers on the Legro. Leicester appears in the Domesday Book as "Ledecestre". Leicester continued to grow throughout the Early Modern period as a market town, although it was the Industrial Revolution that facilitated a process of rapid unplanned urbanisation in the area.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Leicester

    county town of Leicestershire, on the Soar, 40 m. E. of Birmingham; is an ancient town, with several historic buildings; has grown rapidly of late owing to its hosiery, boot and shoe, and iron-founding industries; it sends two members to Parliament.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. leicester

    A town of England, and the chief town of Leicestershire, situated on the Soar. During the civil war it was taken by Charles I., May 31, and by Fairfax, June 17, 1645.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Leicester

    The Leirecastra of the Romans, being the fortified camp on the Leire, now called the Soar.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Leicester' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2129

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Leicester in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Leicester in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Leicester in a Sentence

  1. Charlie Stillitano:

    What would Manchester United argue ? Did we create soccer or did Leicester ? , let's call it the money pot created by soccer and the fandom around the world. Who has had more of an integral role, Manchester United or Leicester ? ( Leicester is) a wonderful, wonderful story but you could see it from Manchester United's point of view too.

  2. Mathew Morris:

    You can see the direction the Roman workers were laying the stones in, you can see at one point one of the lines started to bend off and so they’ve had to turn one line into three to create a straight edge again, it’s these little human touches and errors that you can see in it that are important because they give you those glimpses into how it was made, who made it and their attitude to work, that gives you that real insight into the people of Roman Leicester.

  3. Pablo Zabaleta:

    Horrendous scenes at the king power tonight, my prayers thoughts go out to everyone involved at Leicester City.

  4. Phra Prommangkalachan:

    It's Vichai's good deeds that help garner support from fans across the world which became the power for Leicester City Football Club, i believe that all the good karma that Vichai has made will be a factor that helps Leicester to definitely win the Premier League.

  5. Brendan Rodgers:

    It’s pretty clear with Demarai that Leicester City winger Demarai Gray’s looking to move on, leicester City winger Demarai Gray attitude to training has been first class, Leicester City winger Demarai Gray has been very professional, but Leicester City winger Demarai Gray is at the stage of Leicester City winger Demarai Gray career where Leicester City winger Demarai Gray has been here a long time and has n’t maybe nailed down a place. A fresh start may be the course for Leicester City winger Demarai Gray.

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