a city in southern England to the northwest of London; site of Oxford University
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Oxford University, Oxford(noun)
a university in England
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A variety of shoe, typically made of heavy leather.
An Oxford Dictionary.
A city in England famous for its university.
A shoe of a particular sort.
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
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.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
An ancient and famous city in England, the chief town of the county of Oxford, 55 miles west-northwest from London. The townsmen closed their gates against William the Conqueror, who stormed the town in 1067, and gave it to one of his followers, Robert d’Oyley, who built a castle here to overawe the disaffected Saxons. The paction that terminated the strife between Stephen and Henry II. was drawn up at Oxford. During the great civil war of the 17th century, it was for a while the headquarters of the royalist forces, and was conspicuous for its adherence to the cause of Charles I.
Etymology and Origins
Cited in Domesday Book as Oxeneford. Literally a ford for the passage of oxen across the River Isis.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Oxford' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1288
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Rank popularity for the word 'Oxford' in Written Corpus Frequency: #869
The numerical value of Oxford in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Oxford in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of Oxford in a Sentence
Consuming red and processed meat not only affects Population Health at Oxford University but also the economy at large.
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.
Given that our editorial guidelines that reference pigs and pork have been in place for as long as I can remember, little did I imagine that they would attract international headlines claiming that Oxford University Press had banned sausages, to clarify, OUP does not have a blanket ban on pork products in its titles, and we do still publish books about pigs.
The Oxford group's important results, based on a scientific trial in over 6000 NHS patients, show that dexamethasone -- a common, widely used, inexpensive medicine -- can save lives in seriously ill patients with COVID-19, the Oxford group is not a treatment for mild disease.
This represents one of the final formal barriers to women becoming equal at Oxford University.
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