Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of eastern South Island, New Zealand, near the Pacific coast. It is an important manufacturing center.

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  • proper noun A coastal town and borough in Dorset, England.
  • proper noun The largest city in the South Island of New Zealand.

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  • noun industrial city at the center of a rich agricultural region

Etymologies

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From Christ +‎ church.

Examples

  • CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - New Zealand's prime minister warned Monday that the country's economic recovery will be hurt by the weekend's powerful 7. 1-magnitude earthquake that smashed buildings and wrecked roads and rail lines in the city of Christchurch.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - New Zealand's prime minister warned Monday that the country's economic recovery will be hurt by the weekend's powerful 7. 1-magnitude earthquake that smashed buildings and wrecked roads and rail lines in the city of Christchurch.

    CTV BritishColumbiaHome

  • CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A 12-hour curfew was imposed Sunday in the business district of Christchurch, New Zealand, as crews assess damage caused by a

    Latest News - UPI.com

  • CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand's prime minister warned Monday that the country's economic recovery will be hurt by the weekend's powerful 7. 1-magnitude earthquake that smashed buildings and wrecked roads and rail lines in the city of Christchurch.

    Ventura County Star Stories

  • CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand's prime minister warned Monday that the country's economic recovery will be hurt by the weekend's powerful 7. 1-magnitude earthquake that smashed buildings and wrecked roads and rail lines in the city of Christchurch.

    KLTV - Local and National News

  • CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - New Zealand's prime minister warned Monday that the country's economic recovery will be hurt by the weekend's powerful 7. 1-magnitude earthquake that smashed buildings and wrecked roads and rail lines in the city of Christchurch.

    CTV BritishColumbiaHome

  • Around lunchtime we stopped in Christchurch, which is a much larger city than I had expected.

    stonetable.org » 2003 » December

  • Around lunchtime we stopped in Christchurch, which is a much larger city than I had expected.

    stonetable.org

  • You mean a bonk with a Brit backpacker or a dalliance in Christchurch last year and you can't give blood?

    survivor guilt

  • In 2007, New Scientist noted that a theory by John Abrahamson and James Dinniss of the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, suggesting ball lightning could form when lightning strikes soil, vaporizing any silica in it, had been supported by experimental work in Brazil.

    Ball lightning

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