Worces·​ter ˈwu̇-stər How to pronounce Worcester (audio)
: low-fired porcelain containing a frit and steatite produced at Worcester, England, from about 1751

called also Worcester china, Worcester porcelain

Word History

First Known Use

1783, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Worcester was in 1783

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Cite this Entry

“Worcester.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Worcester. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Worces·​ter ˈwu̇-stər How to pronounce Worcester (audio)
city in east central Massachusetts west of Boston population 181,045
or Worcestershire
ˈwu̇-stər-ˌshir How to pronounce Worcester (audio)
county of west central England; capital Worcester area 704 square miles (1823 square kilometers), population 566,000
city and capital of Worcestershire and formerly capital of Hereford and Worcester population 100,000

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Worces·​ter ˈwu̇-stər How to pronounce Worcester (audio)
Joseph Emerson 1784–1865 American lexicographer

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