Chester
Chester Cestre (1086), from O.E. Legacæstir (735) "City of the Legions," from O.E. ceaster "Roman town or city," from L. castrum "fortified place" (see CASTLE (Cf. castle)). It was the base of the Second Legion Adiutrix in the 70s C.E. and later the 20th Legion Valeria Victrix. But the town's name in Roman times was Deoua (c.150 C.E.), from its situation on the River Dee, a Celtic river name meaning "the goddess, the holy one."

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  • Chester — Chester, MT U.S. town in Montana Population (2000): 871 Housing Units (2000): 471 Land area (2000): 0.466235 sq. miles (1.207544 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.466235 sq. miles (1.207544 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • chester — [ ʃɛstɛr ] n. m. • 1843; de Chester, ville d Angleterre ♦ Fromage anglais au lait de vache, à pâte pressée non cuite. ● chester nom masculin (de Chester, nom propre) Fromage anglais de forme cylindrique, à pâte dure et souvent colorée en jaune… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Chester — …   Wikipedia Español

  • chester — CHÉSTER s.n. Brânză fermentată ca o pastă tare, originară din Anglia. [pron. ces ter. < fr. chester, cf. Chester – regiune din Anglia] Trimis de LauraGellner, 08.12.2004. Sursa: DN  CHÉSTER CÉS TĂR/ s. n. brânză fermentată ca o pastă tare,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Chester — (spr. Tschester), 1) Hauptstadt der englischen Grafschaft Chesshire, am Ausfluß des Dee, schon von den Römern als Hauptstation besetzt; eigenthümliche Bauart der Häuser (das 2. Stockwerk tritt zurück, das 3. springt wieder vor), Sitz eines… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Chester — (spr. tscheßter), 1) Stadt (city) und Grafschaft im westlichen England, auf felsiger Anhöhe am schiffbaren Dee, 12 km oberhalb dessen Einmündung in sein seichtes Ästuarium. C. war römisches Castrum (s. unten); der alte, 4–12 m hohe römische Wall… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Chester — • Located in England. Though the See of Chester, schismatically created by Henry VIII in 1541, was recognized by the Holy See only for the short space of Queen Mary s reign, the city had in earlier times possessed a bishop and a cathedral, though …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Chester — m English: transferred use of the surname, which originally denoted someone from the town of Chester, so called from an Old English form of Latin castra legionary camp. Use as a given name has become quite common in the 20th century …   First names dictionary

  • chéster — (plural chéster) sustantivo masculino 1. Queso propio de esta región inglesa, semejante al manchego español …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • chéster — (De Chester, ciudad de Inglaterra). m. Queso de origen inglés, elaborado con leche de vaca …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Chester — (spr. tschest r). 1) Stadt in der engl. Grafsch. Cheshire, am Dee, (1901) 38.309 E.; Schiffbau, Käsemärkte. – 2) Stadt im nordamerik. Staate Pennsylvanien, am Delaware, (1900) 33.988 E., Militärakademie, Schiffbau …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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