a city in southern England to the northwest of London; site of Oxford University
a university town in northern Mississippi; home of William Faulkner
Oxford University, Oxford(noun)
a university in England
a low shoe laced over the instep
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.
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
I am more interested in history, economics, these kind of subjects, so I might go to Oxford.
This represents one of the final formal barriers to women becoming equal at Oxford University.
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.
(Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford) is NOT an attempt to 'rewrite history', but its opposite - a campaign to bring its uncomfortable truths to salience.
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