Definitions

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

  • A city of northwest England north-northeast of Liverpool. The Jacobites surrendered here after an uprising in 1715.

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  • proper noun An industrial city in Lancashire, England.
  • proper noun Several other towns and villages.
  • proper noun An English surname derived from any of the placenames.
  • proper noun A male given name, transferred from the surname.

Etymologies

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Old English prēost ("priest") + tūn ("settlement").

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