Worcester

noun
Worces·​ter | \ ˈwu̇-stər How to pronounce Worcester (audio) \

Definition of Worcester

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: low-fired porcelain containing a frit and steatite produced at Worcester, England, from about 1751

called also Worcester china, Worcester porcelain

Worcester

biographical name
Worces·​ter | \ ˈwu̇-stər How to pronounce Worcester (audio) \

Definition of Worcester (Entry 2 of 3)

Joseph Emerson 1784–1865 American lexicographer

Worcester

geographical name
Worces·​ter | \ ˈwu̇-stər How to pronounce Worcester (audio) \

Definition of Worcester (Entry 3 of 3)

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

First Known Use of Worcester

Noun

1783, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Worcester.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Worcester. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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