Definition of Leicester

1. Noun. A largely agricultural county in central England.

Exact synonyms: Leicestershire
Geographical relationships: Bosworth Field
Generic synonyms: County
Group relationships: England



2. Noun. An industrial city in Leicestershire in central England; built on the site of a Roman settlement.
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: England, Leicestershire

Definition of Leicester

1. Proper noun. A city in Leicestershire, England ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Leicester

Legionnaires
Lego
Lego set
Legoland
Legolands
Leguminosae
Legundi
Lehar
Lehigh River
Leia
Leibnitz
Leibnitzian
Leibniz
Leibniz's law
Leibnizian
Leicester
Leicestershire
Leichtenstern's phenomenon
Leichtenstern's sign
Leichtlin's camas
Leics
Leiden
Leiden jar
Leidenfrost effect
Leidig cell
Leidy
Leigh
Leigh's disease
Leigh Hunt
Leighton

Literary usage of Leicester

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1898)
"For some time he was a member of the town council of leicester ; and he was one of the founders of the Mechanics' Institute in that town, and honorary ..."

2. Great Britain: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1890)
"In the Civil War leicester held out for the Parliament, and was taken in 1642 by Prince Rupert. Jn the centre of the town, at the intersection of the five ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"leicester, les'ter, England, county- town of leicestershire, on the river Soar, a southern tributary of the Trent, 99 miles northwest of London, ..."

4. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Cattle are reared in large numbers, while of sheep the New leicester breed is well ... The county is especially famed for fox-hunting, leicester and Melton ..."

5. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"In this reasoning, however, leicester left out of account the vital importance of this ... The yet more stringent prohibition proposed by leicester at the ..."

6. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1905)
"In this reasoning, however, leicester left out of account the vital importance of this ... The yet more stringent prohibition proposed by leicester at the ..."

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