What does Bradford mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term Bradford:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bradford, William Bradford(noun)

    United States printer (born in England) whose press produced the first American prayer book and the New York City's first newspaper (1663-1752)


  1. Bradford(ProperNoun)

    A town in West Yorkshire, England.

  2. Bradford(ProperNoun)

    derived from the surname, of mostly American usage.

  3. Origin: Various place names in England, from brad "broad" + ford "ford".


  1. Bradford

    Bradford lies at the heart of the City of Bradford, a metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, in Northern England. It is situated in the foothills of the Pennines, 8.6 miles west of Leeds, and 16 miles northwest of Wakefield. Bradford became a municipal borough in 1847, and received its charter as a city in 1897. Following local government reform in 1974, city status was bestowed upon the wider metropolitan borough. Bradford forms part of the West Yorkshire Urban Area conurbation which in 2001 had a population of 1.5 million and is the fourth largest urban area in the United Kingdom with the Bradford subdivision of the aforementioned urban area having a population of 293,717. Bradford is also part of the Leeds-Bradford Larger Urban Zone, the third largest in the UK after London and Manchester, with an estimated population in the 2004 Urban Audit of 2.4 million. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Bradford rose to prominence during the 19th century as an international centre of textile manufacture, particularly wool. It was a boomtown of the Industrial Revolution, and amongst the earliest industrialised settlements, rapidly becoming the "wool capital of the world". The area's access to a supply of coal, iron ore and soft water facilitated the growth of Bradford's manufacturing base, which, as textile manufacture grew, led to an explosion in population and was a stimulus to civic investment; Bradford has fine Victorian architecture including the grand Italianate City Hall.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bradford

    a Yorkshire manufacturing town, on a tributary of the Aire, 9 m. W. of Leeds; it is the chief seat of worsted spinning and weaving in England, and has an important wool market; coal and iron mines are at hand, and iron-works and machinery-making are its other industries. Also the name of a manufacturing town on the Avon, in Wilts.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Bradford

    From the Anglo-Saxon Bradenford, “broad ford.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bradford in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bradford in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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