Definitions for oxfordˈɒks fərd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ox•fordˈɒks fərd(n.)

  1. a low shoe laced over the instep.

    Category: Clothing

  2. Also called ox′ford cloth`. a cotton or synthetic fabric constructed in plain or basket weave and having a lustrous finish and soft hand, used for shirts, blouses, and sportswear.

    Category: Textiles

Origin of oxford:

1900–05; after Oxford , England

Ox•fordˈɒks fərd(n.)

  1. a city in S Oxfordshire, in S England, NW of London: university, founded in 12th century. 132,000.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Oxfordshire .

  3. Also called Ox′ford Down′. one of an English breed of large sheep.

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  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.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'oxford' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1288

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

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

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