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[roch-es-ter, -uh-ster] /ˈrɒtʃ ɛs tər, -ə stər/
John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of, 1647–80, English poet and courtier.
a city in W New York, on the Genesee River.
a town in SE Minnesota.
a city in N Kent, in SE England.
a city in SE New Hampshire. Unabridged
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  • At this sally, Rochester became convulsed, though he hid it well; for Rochester was not as pious as brother James.

    Mistress Nell George C. Hazelton, Jr.
  • His first situation, as a journeyman, was in Rochester, New York.

  • A number of relatives, who had come from various parts of the country for this occasion, returned to Rochester with her.

  • With these questions puzzling her, she left for Rochester and the West.

    Susan B. Anthony Alma Lutz
  • Rochester was the first recollection that came to him, and it was a recollection tinged with evil.

    The Man Who Lost Himself H. De Vere Stacpoole
British Dictionary definitions for Rochester


a city in SE England, in Medway unitary authority, Kent, on the River Medway. Pop: 27 123 (2001)
a city in NW New York State, on Lake Ontario. Pop: 215 093 (2003 est)
a city in the US, in Minnesota: site of the Mayo Clinic. Pop: 92 507 (2003 est)


2nd Earl of, title of John Wilmot. 1647–80, English poet, wit, and libertine. His poems include satires, notably A Satire against Mankind (1675), love lyrics, and bawdy verse
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Rochester in Culture

Rochester definition

City in western New York.

Note: Center of the photographic equipment industry.
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