1st earl of leicester



[les-ter] /ˈlɛs tər/
noun
1st earl of, dudley, robert.
a city in leicestershire, in central england.
leicestershire.
one of an english breed of large sheep, noted for its co-rs-, long wool and large yield of mutton.
dudley
[duhd-lee] /ˈdʌd li/
noun
robert, 1st earl of leicester, 1532?–88, british statesman and favorite of queen elizabeth.
thomas, 1576–1653, english governor of m-ssachusetts bay colony, 1634–35, 1640–41, 1645–46, 1650–51.
a borough in west midlands, central england, near birmingham.
a male given name: from an old english placename meaning “dry field.”.
dudley1
/ˈdʌdlɪ/
noun
a town in w central england, in dudley unitary authority, west midlands: wrought-iron industry. pop: 194 919 (2001)
a unitary authority in w central england, in west midlands. pop: 304 800 (2003 est). area: 98 sq km (38 sq miles)
dudley2
/ˈdʌdlɪ/
noun
robert. see (earl of) leicester
leicester1
/ˈlɛstə/
noun
a city in central england, in leicester unitary authority, on the river soar: administrative centre of leicestershire: roman remains and a ruined norman castle; two universities (1957, 1992); light engineering, hosiery, and footwear industries. pop: 283 900 (2003 est)
a unitary authority in central england, in leicestershire. pop: 330 574 (2001). area: 73 sq km (28 sq miles)
short for leicestershire
a breed of sheep with long wool, originally from leicestershire
a fairly mild dark orange whole-milk cheese, similar to cheddar
leicester2
/ˈlɛstə/
noun
earl of. t-tle of robert dudley. ?1532–88, english courtier; favourite of elizabeth i. he led an unsuccessful expedition to the netherlands (1585–87)
leicester

ligera ceaster (early 10c.) “roman town of the people called ligore,” a tribal name, of unknown origin. for second element, see chester.
related terms

your uncle dudley

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