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ˈwɪnˌtʃɛs tər, -tʃə stərWin·ches·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Winchesternoun

    a city in southern England; administrative center of Hampshire

  2. Winchesternoun

    a shoulder rifle


  1. Winchesternoun

    The county town of Hampshire, England; or any of the towns named after it.

  2. Winchesternoun

    Usual shortened form for Winchester rifle, typically a lever-action repeater.

  3. Winchesternoun

    A bottle holding a Winchester quart.

  4. Etymology: From the Wintanceastre.


  1. Winchester

    Winchester is a historic city and former capital city of England. It is the county town of Hampshire, in South England. The city lies at the heart of the wider City of Winchester, a local government district, and is located at the western end of the South Downs, along the course of the River Itchen. At the time of the 2001 Census, Winchester had a population of 41,420. Winchester developed from the Roman town of Venta Belgarum, which developed from an Iron Age oppidum. Winchester's major landmark is Winchester Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, with the distinction of having the longest nave and overall length of all Gothic cathedrals in Europe. The city is also home to the University of Winchester and the famous public school, Winchester College. The city's architectural and historic interest, and its fast links to other towns and cities have led Winchester to become one of the most expensive and desirable areas of the country. A person who is from or resides in Winchester is sometimes locally known as a Wintonian.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Winchester

    an ancient city of Hampshire, and the county town, 60 m. SW. of London, on the right bank of the Itchen; is a cathedral city, with a noted large public school; was at one time the capital of England; the cathedral dates from the 11th century, but it has subsequently undergone considerable extensions and alterations; the school was founded by William of Wykeham in 1387.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. Winchester

    Informal generic term for sealed-enclosure magnetic-disk drives in which the read-write head planes over the disk surface on an air cushion. There is a legend that the name arose because the original 1973 engineering prototype for what later became the IBM 3340 featured two 30-megabyte volumes; 30--30 became ‘Winchester’ when somebody noticed the similarity to the common term for a famous Winchester rifle (in the latter, the first 30 referred to caliber and the second to the grain weight of the charge). (It is sometimes incorrectly claimed that Winchester was the laboratory in which the technology was developed.)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. winchester

    (Rom. Venta Belgarum). A town of England, capital of Hampshire. It is a very ancient town, whose erection may reasonably be ascribed to the Celtic Britons. It was taken by the Saxons in 495, and by the Danes in 871-73; and was ravaged by Sweyn in 1013. Winchester was several times taken and retaken between 1641 and 1643; it was taken by Cromwell, and the castle dismantled in 1645.

  2. winchester

    A city and capital of Frederick Co., Va., in the valley of the Shenandoah, 150 miles north-northwest of Richmond, 71 miles west by north from Washington. On March 12, 1862, it was occupied by the Federal general Banks, and during the war was the scene of frequent conflicts, and occupied in turn by the Federal and Confederate armies.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Winchester

    Inhabited by the Belgæ, this stronghold, called by them Cær-Gwent, “fortified enclosure on the plain,” was after the Roman invasion made a great centre of military activity under the Latinised name of Venta Belgarum, which the West Saxons changed into Wintancæstre, “the camp town of the Winte,” whence its modern name has been derived.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Winchester in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Winchester in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    I assume it would be impossible to prove the cause of death without examining Jane Austen body, and Jane Austen body's extremely unlikely to happen. Jane Austen's buried in the floor of Winchester Cathedral.

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