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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


  1. Leicesternoun

    A city in Leicestershire, England


  1. Leicester

    Leicester ( (listen) LEST-ər) is a city, unitary authority area, unparished area and the county town of Leicestershire in the East Midlands of England. It is the largest settlement in the East Midlands. The city lies on the River Soar and close to the eastern end of the National Forest. It is situated to the north-east of Birmingham and Coventry, south of Nottingham and west of Peterborough. The population size has increased by 38,800 ( 11.8%) from around 329,800 in 2011 to 368,600 in 2021. The associated urban area is also the 11th most populous in England and the 13th most populous in the United Kingdom.Leicester is at the intersection of two railway lines: the Midland Main Line and the Birmingham to London Stansted Airport line. It is also at the confluence of the M1/M69 motorways and the A6/A46 trunk routes. Leicester is the home to football club Leicester City and rugby club Leicester Tigers.


  1. leicester

    Leicester is a city located in the East Midlands region of England, United Kingdom. It's one of the oldest cities in England, with a history going back at least 2,000 years. It is known for its diverse culture, historical landmarks such as the Jewry Wall, Leicester Cathedral, and King Richard III Visitor Centre, as well as its significant contributions to the industrial revolution. It is also home to two universities - the University of Leicester and De Montfort University.


  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Leicester is ranked #142108 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Leicester surname appeared 117 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Leicester.

    94.8% or 111 total occurrences were White.

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

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  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. Pablo Zabaleta:

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

  2. Steve Borthwick:

    As you come in here you sense the excitement around the room, i grew up watching the Five Nations - this is an incredible tournament.I had the privilege of playing in it then coaching as an assistant and now as a head coach. I ’m excited, determined to get on the field and get started.The former captain and lock, who coached Leicester to the Premiership title last season, reiterated his aim of getting the supporters back behind the team after a series of poor results and dispiriting performances that led to Eddie Jones sacking.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  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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    a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease
    • A. omnifarious
    • B. epidemic
    • C. arbitrary
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