What does chester mean?

Definitions for chester
ˈtʃɛs tərchester

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Chesternoun

    a city of southeastern Pennsylvania on the Delaware river (an industrial suburb of Philadelphia)


  1. Chesternoun

    The county town of Cheshire, in northwest England.

  2. Chesternoun

    Any of a number of towns in the United States and Canada.

  3. Chesternoun

    transferred from the surname.

  4. Etymology: From Latin castra, meaning camp.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Castor, Chester

    Etymology: are derived from the Sax. ceaster , a city, town, or castle; and that from the Latin castrum; the Saxons chusing to fix in such places of strength and figure, as the Romans had before built or fortified. Edmund Gibson Camden.

  2. Chester


  1. Chester

    Chester is a cathedral city and the county town of Cheshire, England. It is located on the River Dee, close to the English–Welsh border. With a population of 79,645 in 2011, it is the most populous settlement of Cheshire West and Chester (a unitary authority which had a population of 329,608 in 2011) and serves as its administrative headquarters. It is also the historic county town of Cheshire and the second-largest settlement in Cheshire after Warrington. Chester was founded in 79 AD as a "castrum" or Roman fort with the name Deva Victrix during the reign of Emperor Vespasian. One of the main army camps in Roman Britain, Deva later became a major civilian settlement. In 689, King Æthelred of Mercia founded the Minster Church of West Mercia, which later became Chester's first cathedral, and the Angles extended and strengthened the walls to protect the city against the Danes. Chester was one of the last cities in England to fall to the Normans, and William the Conqueror ordered the construction of a castle to dominate the town and the nearby Welsh border. Chester was granted city status in 1541. The city walls of Chester are some of the best-preserved in the country and have Grade I listed status. It has a number of medieval buildings, but many of the black-and-white buildings within the city centre are Victorian restorations, originating from the Black-and-white Revival movement. Apart from a 100-metre (330 ft) section, the walls are almost complete. The Industrial Revolution brought railways, canals, and new roads to the city, which saw substantial expansion and development; Chester Town Hall and the Grosvenor Museum are examples of Victorian architecture from this period. Tourism, the retail industry, public administration, and financial services are important to the modern economy. Chester signs itself as Chester International Heritage City on road signs on the main roads entering the city.


  1. chester

    Chester is a city in the northwestern part of England. It was founded as a Roman fortress in the 1st century A.D. Known for its beautiful and well-preserved historical buildings, including the iconic Chester Cathedral and imposing city walls. The name can also refer to several other locations around the world or a male given name of English origin.


  1. Chester

    Chester, Cheshire, is a city in Cheshire, England. Lying on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales, it is home to 118,925 inhabitants, and is the largest and most populous settlement of the wider unitary authority area of Cheshire West and Chester, which had a population of 328,100 according to the 2001 Census. Chester was granted city status in 1541. Chester was founded as a "castrum" or Roman fort with the name Deva Victrix in the year 79 by the Roman Legio II Adiutrix during the reign of the Emperor Vespasian. Chester's four main roads, Eastgate, Northgate, Watergate and Bridge, follow routes laid out at this time – almost 2,000 years ago. One of the three main Roman army bases, Deva later became a major settlement in the Roman province of Britannia. After the Romans left in the 5th century, the Saxons fortified the town against the Danes and gave Chester its name. The patron saint of Chester, Werburgh, is buried in Chester Cathedral. Chester was one of the last towns in England to fall to the Normans in the Norman conquest of England. William the Conqueror ordered the construction of a castle, to dominate the town and the nearby Welsh border. In 1071 he made Hugh d'Avranches the first Earl of Chester.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chester

    the county town of Cheshire, on the Dee, 16 m. SE. of Liverpool; an ancient city founded by the Romans; surrounded by walls nearly 2 m. long, and from 7 to 8 ft. thick, forming a promenade with parapets; the streets are peculiar; along the roofs of the lower storeys of the houses there stretch piazzas called "Rows," at the original level of the place, 16 ft. wide for foot-passengers, approached by steps; it abounds in Roman remains, and is altogether a unique town.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. chester

    A city of England, in the county of Cheshire. The British Caerleon and the Roman Deva, the station of the Twentieth Legion, Valeria Victrix, quitted by them about 477. The city was first built by Edelfleda about 908. Chester was ravaged by the Danes in 980; taken after three months’ siege for the Parliament in 1645. A projected attack of Fenians on Chester Castle was defeated by the vigilance of the authorities and the arrival of the military, February 11-12, 1867.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Chester

    The city built on the Roman castra, or camp.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chester is ranked #2408 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Chester surname appeared 15,066 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Chester.

    66% or 9,951 total occurrences were White.
    27.1% or 4,086 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 339 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2% or 313 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 255 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.8% or 124 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. etchers

  2. retches

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chester in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chester in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of chester in a Sentence

  1. Mira Hashmall:

    We're being sued over pictures that aren't online, aren't in the media and have never been seen by Christopher Chester.

  2. Peter Kratsa:

    Arthur Goldman’s criminal matter was resolved by the Chester County district attorney by virtue of a pre-trial diversion program without any admission of guilt by Art, arthur Goldman criminal matter will ultimately allow for the case to be dismissed and Arthur Goldman record expunged.

  3. Alan Tauber:

    ( H) e has had the most precious years of Chester Hollman III life stolen from Chester Hollman III by an indifferent system that too often refuses to re-examine doubtful cases or credit evidence of obvious innocence, we are only sorry that Chester Hollman III mother did not live to see Chester Hollman III declared an innocent man.

  4. Contessa Bianca Bertolli:

    Chester Pullman is simply one of the most generous human beings I've ever had the pleasure of meeting in my life. To me, he is an American treasure!

  5. Grace Lutheran Church:

    Members of Grace Lutheran Church are deeply saddened by the loss of life last night as a result of three individuals being shot in Chester, and this tragedy included members of Grace Lutheran Church.

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    cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    A emanate
    B abhor
    C scarper
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