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Definitions for Salisbury
ˈsɔlzˌbɛr i, -bə ri, -brisal·is·bu·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Harare, Salisbury, capital of Zimbabwenoun

    the capital and largest city of Zimbabwe


  1. Salisburynoun

    A city in Wiltshire, England.

  2. Salisburynoun

    A town in Maryland, USA.

  3. Salisburynoun

    The former name of Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe.


  1. Salisbury

    Salisbury (locally SAWZ-b(ə-)ree) is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England with a population of 41,820, at the confluence of the rivers Avon, Nadder and Bourne. The city is approximately 20 miles (30 kilometres) from Southampton and 30 miles (50 kilometres) from Bath. Salisbury is in the southeast of Wiltshire, near the edge of Salisbury Plain. Salisbury Cathedral was formerly north of the city at Old Sarum. The cathedral was relocated and a settlement grew up around it, which received a city charter in 1227 as New Sarum. This continued to be its official name until 2009, when Salisbury City Council was established. Salisbury railway station is an interchange between the West of England Main Line and the Wessex Main Line. Stonehenge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is 8 miles (13 kilometres) northwest of Salisbury.


  1. salisbury

    Salisbury can generally refer to two things based on context: 1) A city in South-East England, known for its well-preserved medieval structures, particularly Salisbury Cathedral. It's the only city within Wiltshire county and is located near the prehistoric site of Stonehenge. 2) Salisbury Steak: A popular American dish consisting of a seasoned ground beef patty, often covered in gravy and served with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Named after Dr. James Salisbury, an American physician who recommended eating the dish to promote health.


  1. Salisbury

    Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England and the only city in the county. It is the second largest settlement in the county. It has also been called New Sarum to distinguish it from the original site of settlement to the north of the city at Old Sarum, but this alternative name is not in common use. The city is located in the south-east of Wiltshire, near the edge of Salisbury Plain. It sits at the confluence of five rivers: the Nadder, Ebble, Wylye and Bourne are tributary to the Avon, which flows to the south coast and into the sea at Christchurch, Dorset. Salisbury railway station serves the city, and is the crossing point between the West of England Main Line and the Wessex Main Line, making it a regional interchange.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Salisbury

    a cathedral city, and capital of Wiltshire, 84 m. WSW. of London; the cathedral, founded in 1225, and frequently added to and restored, is one of the finest specimens of Early English architecture; has a number of other interesting old buildings—churches, almshouses, inns, an endowed school, &c.; agriculture is the staple industry; also called New Sarum, and a mile to the N. is the half-obliterated site of Old Sarum, with many interesting historical associations; while round the neighbourhood sweeps the wide, undulating, pastoral Salisbury Plain, with its Druidical circle of Stonehenge (q. v.).

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Salisbury is ranked #2768 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Salisbury surname appeared 13,038 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname Salisbury.

    91.4% or 11,918 total occurrences were White.
    3.1% or 413 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 313 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 241 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 85 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 68 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Salisbury in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Salisbury in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Salisbury in a Sentence

  1. Neil Basu:

    This will look similar to some of the activity that took place in Salisbury earlier this year, again, this is a precautionary, but necessary measure that allows officers to safely carry out meticulous and systematic searches for evidence to support the investigation. This must be done with great care, as you will appreciate, to ensure there is no outstanding risk to both those brave officers and the public.

  2. The Skripals:

    We assess that more than 130 people in Salisbury could have been potentially exposed to this nerve agent. 10 times.

  3. Jeff Melvoin:

    First I thought it was numbness, shock. The inability to believe that a just God could allow someone to destroy a gold mine of prehistoric knowledge for a year's worth of Salisbury steak...Life is a mystery. One man's life- altering experience is another man's tenderloin.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    After the chemical weapons attack that took place here in Salisbury, along with our other allies, we pushed back, we punished Russia with important sanctions, we wanted the world to know that the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by nations like ours who value the rule of law.

  5. Sajid Javid:

    The working theory is currently that this exposure was accidental, rather than a second attack along the lines of that on Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury earlier this year.

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