Definitions for oxfordˈɒks fərd

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Oxford(noun)

    a city in southern England to the northwest of London; site of Oxford University

  2. Oxford(noun)

    a university town in northern Mississippi; home of William Faulkner

  3. Oxford University, Oxford(noun)

    a university in England

  4. oxford(noun)

    a low shoe laced over the instep

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Oxford(Noun)

    A variety of shoe, typically made of heavy leather.

  2. Oxford(Noun)

    An Oxford Dictionary.

  3. Oxford(ProperNoun)

    A city in England famous for its university.

  4. oxford(Noun)

    (cloth)

  5. oxford(Noun)

    A shoe of a particular sort.

  6. Origin: Oxenaforda

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  1. Oxford

    Oxford is a city in central southern England. It is the county town of Oxfordshire, and forms a district within the county. It has a population of just under 165,000, of whom 153,900 live within the district boundary. Oxford has a diverse economic base. Its industries include motor manufacturing, education, publishing and a large number of information technology and science-based businesses. The city is known worldwide as a university town and home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the country and the English-speaking world. Buildings in Oxford demonstrate an example of every English architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons, including the iconic, mid-18th-century Radcliffe Camera. Oxford is known as the "city of dreaming spires", a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold in reference to the harmonious architecture of Oxford's university buildings.

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  1. Oxford

    the county town of Oxfordshire, seat of one of the great English universities and of a bishopric; is on the left bank of the Thames, 52 m. W. of London; it is a city of great beauty, its many collegiate buildings and chapels and other institutions making it the richest of English cities in architectural interest; naturally historical associations abound; here the Mad Parliament met and adopted the Provisions of Oxford in 1258; Latimer and Ridley in 1555, and Cranmer in 1556, were burned in Broad Street; Charles I. made it his head-quarters after the first year of the Civil War; it was the refuge of Parliament during the plague of 1665.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'oxford' in Written Corpus Frequency: #869

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