What does Worcester mean?

Definitions for Worcester
ˈwʊs tərworces·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Worcester, Joseph Emerson Worcesternoun

    United States lexicographer who was accused of plagiarism by Noah Webster (1784-1865)

  2. Worcesternoun

    an industrial and university city in central Massachusetts to the west of Boston

  3. Worcesternoun

    a cathedral city in west central England on the River Severn


  1. Worcesternoun

    A city in Worcestershire, England

  2. Worcesternoun

    A city in Massachusetts, United States


  1. worcester

    Worcester is a city located in the West Midlands region of England. It is known for its significant history, dating back to Roman times, its impressive Cathedral which dates back to the 10th century, and its manufacturing of the world famous Worcestershire sauce. Additionally, it is also a county town of Worcestershire.


  1. Worcester

    The City of Worcester, commonly known as Worcester, is a city and county town of Worcestershire in the West Midlands of England. Worcester is situated some 17 miles southwest of the southern suburbs of Birmingham and 23 miles north of Gloucester, and has an approximate population of 100,000 people. The River Severn runs through the middle of the city, overlooked by the 12th-century Worcester Cathedral. The site of the final battle of the Civil War, Worcester was where Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army defeated King Charles II's Cavaliers, cementing the English Interregnum, the eleven-year period during which England and Wales became a republic. Worcester was the home of Royal Worcester Porcelain and, for much of his life, the composer Sir Edward Elgar. It houses the Lea & Perrins factory where the traditional Worcestershire Sauce is made, and is home to one of the UK's fastest growing universities, the University of Worcester.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Worcester

    the county town of Worcestershire, on the left bank of the Severn, 26 m. SE. of Birmingham; a very ancient place, and a handsome city, with a noble old Gothic cathedral; is famous for its blue porcelain ware and other industries, particularly glove-making; was the scene in 1651 of Cromwell's victory over the Royalists, which he called his "crowning mercy."

  2. Worcester

    the second city of Massachusetts, U.S., a place of busy industry, and with a flourishing trade.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. worcester

    The capital of Worcestershire, England, situated on the left bank of the Severn. It is one of the most ancient cities of the kingdom, and was formerly strongly fortified, as it had to resist frequent attacks from the Welsh, and in turbulent periods of English history was often the object of assault by contending parties. In the civil war the final great battle between the Puritans and the cavaliers took place here. This battle, which Cromwell called his “crowning mercy,” was fought on September 3, 1651, between the Parliamentary troops, commanded by Cromwell in person, and the Scotch army of Charles II. The battle lasted several hours, and at its close the Scotch were utterly routed, nearly all of them being killed or made prisoners.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Worcester

    Known to the Anglo-Saxons as Hwicwara ceaster, “the stronghold of the Huiccii.” The latter portion of the name, however, proves that this must have been a Roman encampment; the Huiccii were a Celtic tribe.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Worcester is ranked #12897 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Worcester surname appeared 2,384 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Worcester.

    90.4% or 2,156 total occurrences were White.
    3.4% or 82 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.9% or 71 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.9% or 46 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Worcester in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Worcester in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Worcester in a Sentence

  1. Rob Branca:

    We’re thrilled to partner with Wormtown to launch DDark Roasted Brew, worcester is home to one of the first Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants so we know how much residents love the brand and our coffee. This partnership with Wormtown continues to drive innovation in Worcester and we are excited to brew up something extra bold to help our loyal guests to celebrate the darkest day of the year.

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