What does Durham mean?

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Durham(noun)

    a city of north central North Carolina; site of Duke University

  2. Durham, shorthorn(noun)

    English breed of short-horned cattle


  1. Durham(Noun)

    One of a breed of short-horned cattle, originating in the county of Durham, England, and noted for their beef-producing quality.

  2. Durham(ProperNoun)

    The name signed by alternate bishops of Durham (see Duresm).

  3. Durham(ProperNoun)

    A city in county Durham in the Northeast of England.

  4. Durham(ProperNoun)

    A county in the Northeast of England.

  5. Origin: From Dunholm (compare Middle French Duresm, Latin Dunelmum).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Durham(noun)

    one or a breed of short-horned cattle, originating in the county of Durham, England. The Durham cattle are noted for their beef-producing quality


  1. Durham

    Durham is a city in north east England. It is within the County Durham local government district, and is the county town of the larger ceremonial county. The city sits on the River Wear, to the south of Newcastle upon Tyne, Chester-le-Street and Sunderland and to the north of Darlington. Durham is well known for its Norman cathedral and 11th-century castle, both designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. The castle has been the home of Durham University since 1832. HM Prison Durham is also located close to the city centre.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Durham

    dur′am, n. one of a particular breed of shorthorned cattle—from the English county.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Durham

    an ancient city on the Wear, with a noble cathedral and a castle, once the residence of the bishop, now a university seat, in the heart of a county of the same name (1,106), rich in coal-fields, and with numerous busy manufacturing towns.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Durham

    A corruption of Dunholm, from its situation on a hill surrounded by the river.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Durham' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3804


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Durham in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Durham in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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