Main definitions of Worcester in US English:

: Worcester1Worcester2

Worcester1

proper noun

  • 1An industrial and college city in central Massachusetts, on the Blackstone River; population 175,011 (est. 2008).

  • 2A city in western England, on the Severn River, noted for its cathedral; the administrative centre of Worcestershire; population 96,300 (est. 2009). It was the scene in 1651, during the English Civil War, of a battle in which Oliver Cromwell defeated a Scottish army under Charles II. It has been a centre of porcelain manufacture since 1751.

Pronunciation

Worcester

/ˈwo͝ostər/

Main definitions of Worcester in US English:

: Worcester1Worcester2

Worcester2

(also Royal Worcester)

noun

trademark in US
  • Porcelain made at Worcester, England, in a factory founded in 1751. The porcelain (largely tableware) at first showed strong influence from Chinese and Dresden designs before being produced in a wider variety of designs.

    • ‘It is Chinese porcelain decorated with a Worcester pattern of roughly 1810 to 1820.’
    • ‘A Worcester cup and saucer of English soft paste, belonging to the latter part of the Dr. Wall period, bears the square Chinese mark in blue.’

Pronunciation

Worcester

/ˈwo͝ostər/