I. noun Date: 1783 low-fired porcelain containing a frit and steatite produced at Worcester, England, from about 1751 — called also Worcester china, Worcester porcelain II. biographical name Joseph Emerson 1784-1865 American lexicographer III. geographical name 1. city E central Massachusetts W of Boston population 172,648 2. (or Worcestershire) county W central England capital Worcester area 704 square miles (1823 square kilometers), population 538,200 3. city, capital of Worcestershire & formerly of Hereford and Worcester population 81,000

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  • WORCESTER — WORCESTER, U.S. city in Massachusetts, 40 mi. (64 km.) W. of Boston. Its population was 172,648 (2000 census), with an estimated Jewish population of 10,000 in the city and surrounding area, which includes such communities as Westborough,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Worcester —   [ wʊstə]    1) Hauptstadt der County Hereford and Worcester, Westengland, am Severn, 82 700 Einwohner; anglikanischer Bischofssitz; Porzellanmuseum, städtisches Museum; Herstellung von Porzellan, Keramik und Handschuhen, außerdem Maschinenbau;… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Worcester — (spr. Wußter), 1) Grafschaft im westlichen Innern von England, zwischen den Grafschaften Stafford, Warwik, Gloucester, Hereford u. Shrop; 34,7 QM.; Flüsse: Saverne, Siour, Avon u.a., mehre Kanäle, einige Mineralquellen; die Grafschaft zeichnet… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Worcester — Worcester, MA U.S. city in Massachusetts Population (2000): 172648 Housing Units (2000): 70723 Land area (2000): 37.560810 sq. miles (97.282047 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.003488 sq. miles (2.599021 sq. km) Total area (2000): 38.564298 sq. miles …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • WORCESTER — WORCESTER, town in central England. It was founded around 1159 and had a small Jewish population until the late thirteenth century. After the persecutions under John, the regents for Henry Ill confirmed the right of Jews to live there unmolested …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Worcester — v. de l O. de l Angleterre, sur la Severn; 81 000 hab.; ch. l. du comté de Hereford and Worcester. évêché. Cathédrale gothique (déb. XIIIe s.). Maisons anciennes. Victoire de Cromwell sur les armées de Charles II (1651) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Worcester — Worcester1 [woos′tər] Joseph Emerson 1784 1865; U.S. lexicographer Worcester2 [woos′tər] 1. city in E England, in Hereford and Worcester: county district pop. 81,000 2. WORCESTERSHIRE 3. city in central Mass.: pop. 173,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Worcester — (spr. wußtĕr). 1) Westl. Grafschaft Englands, 1945 qkm, (1901) 488.401 E., im fruchtbaren Tale des Severn. – 2) Hauptstadt der engl. Grafsch. W., am Severn, (1901) 46.624 E., got. Kathedrale (7. bis 14. Jahrh.); Handschuh und… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Worcester — (Uurster), westengl. Grafschaft an der Severn, fruchtbar, wohlangebaut, 341/2 QM. groß mit 258000 E. Die Hauptstadt W. an der Severn hat 27000 E., liefert beliebte Lederhandschuhe und Porcellanwaaren, hat eine uralte Kathedrale …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Worcester — Wireceastre (1086), O.E. Wigranceastre (717), Weogorna civitas (691), from Weogora, a tribal name. Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrin s) is attested from 1843 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Worcester — This article is about the city in England. For the city in Massachusetts, see Worcester, Massachusetts. For other uses, see Worcester (disambiguation). City of Worcester   City Non metropolitan district   …   Wikipedia

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