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ˈhæmp ʃɪər, -ʃərHamp·shire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hampshirenoun

    a county of southern England on the English Channel

  2. Hampshire, Hampshire downnoun

    British breed of hornless dark-faced domestic sheep

Wiktionary

  1. Hampshirenoun

    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.

  2. 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.

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  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. Kurt Busch:

    We’re racing with Michael Jordan type of spirit, when we just missed out on pole position at Loudon [ New Hampshire ], Jeff Robinson texted me with the [ shrug ] emoji of ‘ Why ’d you choke ? What ’d you do wrong ? I thought you had it.'.

  2. Paul LePage:

    It's only going to be the minorities that would elect. It would be California, Texas, Florida. All the small states like Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Wyoming, Montana, Rhode Island, you'll never see a presidential candidate again. You'll never see anybody at the national stage come to our state.

  3. Elizabeth Warren:

    It comes to you, New Hampshire, to decide, when there's this much fear, when there is this much on the line, do we crouch down, do we cower, do we back up, or do we fight back?

  4. John McCain:

    And look at how he's doing in the polls in New Hampshire -- and it isn't just because he's from a neighboring state.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    CNN reported that Ben was not going from Iowa to New Hampshire or South Carolina, rather, he was, quote, taking a break from campaigning, i regret that subsequently CNN reported on that. They didn't correct that story until 9:15 p.m. that night. So from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 pm that night, that's what CNN was reporting.

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