Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southeast Pennsylvania on the Delaware River, an industrial suburb of Philadelphia. Established as Upland, it was the site of William Penn's first landing in America (1682) and is the oldest city in the state. Population: 36,800.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The county town of Cheshire, in northwest England.
  • proper n. Any of a number of towns in the United States and Canada.
  • proper n. An English habitational surname.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Originally, a town; now, the proper name of several towns and cities in England and the United States, the most ancient being Chester [ME. Chestre, AS. Ceaster], the capital of Cheshire [Chester-shire, AS. Ceasterscīr], on the river Dee, in England.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

From Latin castra ("camp"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • CHESTER - Growing up in Chester, Jill Streit heard stories of hangar dances from her parents and their friends.

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  • CHESTER -- Donald Marble, 72, of Chester, a former attorney and

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  • TOWN OF CHESTER - The Dodge County Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft Jan. 28 of two skid loaders from the Gregory Kast residence on Highway 49 in the town of Chester.

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  • • LOWER RICHLAND 77, CHESTER 68 -- In Chester, all Cyclone coach Jason Smith could do was simple math in analyzing a home loss to Lower Richland.

    The Herald | HeraldOnline.com - Front

  • CHESTER: The AGM of the Chester branch of the RNLI will be held at the CSCC Training Room on Sandy Lane, Boughton, at 7. 15pm.

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  • CHESTER - The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for killing three newborn puppies in Chester and disposing of their remains in a coffee can.

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  • CHESTER -- Six doctors have agreed to pay $3 million to the family of a Chester woman who died in 2005 after three trips to the emergency room, according to the family's attorney.

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  • CHESTER - A physician who works in Chester has been placed on five years 'probation by the state Medical Board.

    Local News

  • An act incorporating the Roman Catholic con - gregation of Christ church, in the borough of West - chester, in the county of Chester, and for other pur - poses therein mentioned.

    Journal of the Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  • GRAVES IN THE INFIRMARY FIELD, CHESTER] (6) In _Annals of Archaeology and Anthropology_ (Liverpool, 1914, vol. vi, pp. 121-67) Prof. Newstead describes and illustrates fully the thirty-five graves found in 1912-3 in the Infirmary Field, Chester, of which I gave a brief account in my Report for 1913 (p. 14).

    Roman Britain in 1914

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