What does Oxford mean?

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ˈɒks fərdOxford

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Oxfordnoun

    a city in southern England to the northwest of London; site of Oxford University

  2. Oxfordnoun

    a university town in northern Mississippi; home of William Faulkner

  3. Oxford University, Oxfordnoun

    a university in England

  4. oxfordnoun

    a low shoe laced over the instep

Wiktionary

  1. Oxfordnoun

    A variety of shoe, typically made of heavy leather.

  2. Oxfordnoun

    An Oxford Dictionary.

  3. Oxfordnoun

    A city in England famous for its university.

  4. oxfordnoun

    (cloth)

  5. oxfordnoun

    A shoe of a particular sort.

  6. Etymology: 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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. oxford

    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

  1. Oxford

    Cited in Domesday Book as Oxeneford. Literally a ford for the passage of oxen across the River Isis.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Oxford in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Oxford in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Oxford in a Sentence

  1. Gretchen Whitmer:

    My heart breaks for the students, teachers, staff, and families of Oxford High School, the death of multiple students and the shooting of many others, including a teacher, is horrific. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP.

  2. Robin Ferner:

    The Oxford group is not a treatment for mild disease, we hope the data on which The Results are based will be published as soon as possible so that doctors can confidently put The Oxford group into practice.

  3. Elissa Slotkin:

    What really stood out in Oxford was the role that the parents played, we came up with this bill, building on good work that others have done -- both in the state of Michigan and also federally -- and created a bill that would make it against the law for a person to keep an unsecured firearm if it's reasonable the child could access that firearm.

  4. Sheriff Bouchard:

    This kind of thing can happen anywhere and sadly it happened even in a sweet quiet community like Oxford.

  5. An NHS spokeswoman:

    As the CMO has said, the main barrier to vaccine delivery will be availability of the vaccine, and it is completely untrue that staffing constraints are currently standing in the way of vaccine rollout, with the NHS ready to deliver vaccine as supply becomes available, the NHS is off to a strong start vaccinating one million people and now beginning the rapid rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca, which will enable us to vaccinate millions more people with the support of tens of thousands of vaccinators.

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