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ˈrɒtʃ ɛs tər, -ə stərRochester

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rochester(noun)

    a city in western New York; a center of the photographic equipment industry

  2. Rochester(noun)

    a town in southeast Minnesota

Wiktionary

  1. Rochester(ProperNoun)

    A city name, originally of the Rochester in Kent, England.

  2. Rochester(ProperNoun)

    A British surname.

  3. Origin: Old English Hrofæcæstir, probably meaning ‘Roman town called Hrofi (an ancient Celtic name)’.

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  1. Rochester

    Rochester is a city in Monroe County, New York, south of Lake Ontario in the United States. Known as The World's Image Center, it was also once known as The Flour City, and more recently as The Flower City, annually hosting the Lilac Festival. It is the county seat for Monroe County. Rochester's city population according to the 2010 census is approximately 210,565, making it New York's third most populous city after New York City and Buffalo. It is at the center of a larger metropolitan area which encompasses and extends beyond Monroe County and includes Genesee County, Livingston County, Ontario County, Orleans County and Wayne County. This area, which is part of the Western New York region, had a population of 1,079,671 people at the time of the 2010 Census. As of July 1, 2012 Estimates indicated that this population rose to 1,082,284. Rochester was one of America's first "boomtowns" and rose to prominence initially as the site of many flour mills located on the Genesee River, then as a major manufacturing hub. Rochester is now an international center of higher education, as well as medical and technological development. The region is known for many acclaimed universities, and several of them are nationally renowned for their research programs. In addition, Rochester has been and continues to be the site of many important inventions and innovations in consumer products. The Rochester area is currently home to corporations such as Kodak, Bausch & Lomb and Xerox that conduct extensive research and manufacturing in the fields of industrial and consumer products. The Rochester metropolitan area is the second largest regional economy in New York State according to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, after the New York City metropolitan area.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Rochester

    1, an interesting old city (26), of Kent, 29 m. SE. of London, on the Medway, lying between and practically forming one town with Strood and Chatham; the seat of a bishop since 604; has a fine cathedral, which combines in its structure examples of Norman, Early English, and Decorated architecture; a hospital for lepers founded in 1078; a celebrated Charity House, and a strongly posted Norman castle. 2, Capital (163), of Monroe County, New York, on the Genesee River, near Lake Ontario, 67 m. NE. of Buffalo; is a spacious and well-appointed city, with a university, theological seminary, &c.; has varied and flourishing manufactures.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Rochester

    From Hrofoceaster, after Hrop, a Saxon chieftain, who built a castle on the site of a castra, or Roman encampment.

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How to say Rochester in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rochester in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rochester in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Rochester in a Sentence

  1. Mark Reckless:

    Rochester and Strood was our 271st most winnable seat, If we can win here we can win across the country.

  2. Dante Scala:

    It's one of the most interesting counties that no one ever talks about in New Hampshire because it's got this mix of polar opposites, very strong liberal Democrats and Tea Party Republicans. It should be a place where Donald Trump does well if he's going to do well anywhere, in working class mill cities like say Rochester and Somersworth.

  3. Chuck Schumer:

    She had deep convictions – on both issues important to the people of Rochester, and for the integrity and honesty of the political system, throughout her entire career, Louiseworkedwithpeoplefrom so many different philosophies and backgrounds, because she wassuch a genuinehuman spirit.The ferocity of her advocacy was matched only by the depth of her compassion and humanity.

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