Bristol



a seaport in Avon, in SW England, on the Avon River near its confluence with the Severn estuary.
a city in central Connecticut.
a city in NE Tennessee, contiguous with but politically independent of Bristol, Virginia.
a town in E Rhode Island.
a city in SW Virginia.
a town in SE Pennsylvania, on the Delaware River.
Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia, considered as a unit.
Contemporary Examples

Banksy Snapped? This Is Allegedly a Photograph of the Graffiti Artist at Work in New York City Marlow Stern October 24, 2013
Bristol Palin’s Outrageous Payday Shushannah Walshe April 5, 2011
The Biggest Leaks From Palin’s Book Shushannah Walshe November 18, 2010
Cameron: Rioters Will Pay August 10, 2011
Reality Stars Who Overstayed Their Welcome The Daily Beast Video November 21, 2010

Historical Examples

Aviation in Peace and War Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes
Kosciuszko Monica Mary Gardner
My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915 Monica M. Stanley
Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes Various
Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2) Edward Gibbon

noun
City of Bristol, a port and industrial city in SW England, mainly in Bristol unitary authority, on the River Avon seven miles from its mouth on the Bristol Channel: a major port, trading with America, in the 17th and 18th centuries; the modern port consists chiefly of docks at Avonmouth and Portishead; noted for the Clifton Suspension Bridge (designed by I. K. Brunel, 1834) over the Avon gorge; Bristol university (1909) and University of the West of England (1992). Pop: 420 556 (2001)
City of Bristol, a unitary authority in SW England, created in 1996 from part of Avon county. Pop: 391 500 (2003 est). Area: 110 sq km (42 sq miles)

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Bristol-board

    a fine, smooth pasteboard that is sometimes glazed. Historical Examples Harper’s Young People, February 24, 1880 Various The Building of a Book Various Letters and Lettering Frank Chouteau Brown The Valiants of Virginia Hallie Erminie Rives Bright Ideas for Entertaining Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov […]

  • Bristol-channel

    an inlet of the Atlantic, between S Wales and SW England, extending to the mouth of the Severn estuary. 85 miles (137 km) long. Historical Examples Hazlitt on English Literature Jacob Zeitlin noun an inlet of the Atlantic, between S Wales and SW England, merging into the Severn estuary. Length: about 137 km (85 miles)



  • Bristol-fashion

    in good order; trim: shipshape and Bristol fashion. Historical Examples Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine Edward A. Freeman Pike & Cutlass George Gibbs adverb, adjective (postpositive) (nautical) clean and neat, with newly painted and scrubbed surfaces, brass polished, etc shipshape and Bristol fashion, in good order; efficiently arranged

  • Bristols

    a seaport in Avon, in SW England, on the Avon River near its confluence with the Severn estuary. a city in central Connecticut. a city in NE Tennessee, contiguous with but politically independent of Bristol, Virginia. a town in E Rhode Island. a city in SW Virginia. a town in SE Pennsylvania, on the Delaware […]



Disclaimer: Bristol definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.