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.
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- n. a city of southeastern Pennsylvania on the Delaware river (an industrial suburb of Philadelphia)
From Latin castra ("camp"). (Wiktionary)