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Definitions for Hampshire
ˈhæmp ʃɪər, -ʃərHamp·shire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hampshire(noun)

    a county of southern England on the English Channel

  2. Hampshire, Hampshire down(noun)

    British breed of hornless dark-faced domestic sheep

Wiktionary

  1. Hampshire(ProperNoun)

    A maritime county in the south of England bordered by Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Dorset, Wiltshire and the English Channel; also includes the Isle of Wight.

    Etymology: English Ham + Shire (county). The 'p' evolved phonetically between [m] and [sh], as with Thom''son.

Freebase

  1. Hampshire

    Hampshire is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom. The county town of Hampshire is Winchester, the former capital city of England. Hampshire is the most populous ceremonial county in the United Kingdom outside the metropolitan counties such as the West Midlands. Hampshire is notable for housing the birthplaces of the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force. The ceremonial county is bordered by Dorset to the west, Wiltshire to the north-west, Berkshire to the north, Surrey to the north-east, and West Sussex to the east. The southern boundary is the coastline of the English Channel and the Solent, facing the Isle of Wight. Hampshire is the largest county in South East England and the third largest shire county in the United Kingdom despite losing more land than any other English county during the Local Government Act 1972 boundary changes. At its greatest size in 1889, Hampshire was the fifth largest county in England. It now has an overall area of 3,700 square kilometres, and measures approximately 86 kilometres east–west and 76 kilometres north–south. Hampshire's tourist attractions include many seaside resorts, the motor museum at Beaulieu, with national parks in both New Forest and the South Downs. Hampshire has a long maritime history and two of England's largest ports, Portsmouth and Southampton, lie on its coast. The county is famed as home of such writers as Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, as well as the birthplace of engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

How to pronounce Hampshire?

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How to say Hampshire in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hampshire in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hampshire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Hampshire in a Sentence

  1. Frank Guinta:

    Unfortunately for New Hampshire, the USDA is providing a great example for the rest of the country of what's wrong in Washington, federal bureaucrats write rules that don't work and punish us when we produce alternatives. In this case, it's clear they care less about nutrition than they do about control.

  2. Carly Fiorina from the stage:

    The people who should be frustrated, actually more than frustrated are the people of Iowa and New Hampshire.

  3. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    I'll do my job first. That's why I'm not going to New Hampshire tomorrow.

  4. Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H.:

    Local school districts in New Hampshire that are working to both ensure proper nutrition for their students and responsibly manage taxpayer dollars should not be burdened by onerous federal requirements from Washington.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    The way it is structured right now, if you make it all the way to California, you could do pretty well. But in terms of the early states -- Iowa, New Hampshire, the other states -- it just doesn't work.

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