What does Cambridge mean?

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ˈkeɪm brɪdʒCam·bridge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cambridge University, Cambridge(noun)

    a university in England

  2. Cambridge(noun)

    a city in Massachusetts just to the north of Boston; site of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  3. Cambridge(noun)

    a city in eastern England on the River Cam; site of Cambridge University


  1. Cambridge(ProperNoun)

    A city in England famous for its university.

  2. Cambridge(ProperNoun)

    Cambridge University.

    He went to Cambridge, you know.

  3. Cambridge(ProperNoun)

    A city in Massachusetts, United States famous for being the location of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  1. Cambridge

    The city of Cambridge is a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England. It lies in East Anglia, on the River Cam, about 50 miles north of London. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001, its population was 108,863, and was estimated to be 130,000 in mid-2010. There is archaeological evidence of settlement in the area during the Bronze Age and Roman times; under Viking rule Cambridge became an important trading centre. The first town charters were granted in the 12th century, although city status was not conferred until 1951. Cambridge is most widely known as the home of the University of Cambridge, founded in 1209 and consistently ranked one of the top five universities in the world. The university includes the renowned Cavendish Laboratory, King's College Chapel, and the Cambridge University Library. The Cambridge skyline is dominated by the last two buildings, along with the chimney of Addenbrooke's Hospital in the far south of the city and St John's College Chapel tower. Today, Cambridge is at the heart of the high-technology centre known as Silicon Fen – a play on Silicon Valley and the fens surrounding the city. Its economic strengths lie in industries such as software and bioscience, many start-up companies having been spun out of the university. Over 40% of the workforce have a higher education qualification, more than twice the national average.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Cambridge

    county town of Cambridgeshire, stands in flat country, on the Cam, 28 m. NE. of London; an ancient city, with interesting archæological remains; there are some fine buildings, the oldest round church in England, Holy Sepulchre, and a Roman Catholic church. The glory of the city is the University, founded in the 12th century, with its colleges housed in stately buildings, chapels, libraries, museums, &c., which shares with Oxford the academic prestige of England. It lays emphasis on mathematical, as Oxford on classical, culture. Among its eminent men have been Bacon, Newton, Cromwell, Pitt, Thackeray, Spenser, Milton, Dryden, Wordsworth, and Tennyson.

  2. Cambridge

    a suburb of Boston, U.S., one of the oldest towns in New England; seat of Harvard University; the centre of the book-making trade; here Longfellow resided for many years.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. cambridge

    The Roman Camboricum and the Saxon Granta; a town of England, in Cambridgeshire. It was burned by the Danes in 870 and 1010. Roger de Montgomery destroyed it with fire and sword, to be revenged of King William Rufus. During Wat Tyler’s and Jack Straw’s rebellion, the rebels entered the town, seized the University records and burned them in the market-place, 1381.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Cambridge

    From the bridge over the Cam, or “crooked” river. See “Cantab.”

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Cambridge' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2816

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Cambridge' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3177

How to pronounce Cambridge?

  1. Alex
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How to say Cambridge in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cambridge in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cambridge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Cambridge in a Sentence

  1. Jeremy Dys:

    This is ridiculous, we’ve got two Cambridge Christian schools being told they ca n’t pray.

  2. George Fiorenza:

    Since San Francisco-based Uber, we have had more assault charges in Cambridge than we have in the last 50 years combined.

  3. Kensington Palace:

    The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, earlier this morning in the early stages of labor.

  4. E. M. Forster:

    Oxford is -- Oxford: not a mere receptacle for youth, like Cambridge. Perhaps it wants its inmates to love it rather than to love one another.

  5. Kensington Palace:

    Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well, her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will be leaving St. Mary's Hospital this evening.

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