What does Hampshire mean?

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hampshire(noun)

    a county of southern England on the English Channel

  2. Hampshire, Hampshire down(noun)

    British breed of hornless dark-faced domestic sheep


  1. Hampshire(ProperNoun)

    A maritime county in the south of England bordered by Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Dorset, Wiltshire and the English Channel; also includes the Isle of Wight.

  2. Origin: English Ham + Shire (county). The 'p' evolved phonetically between [m] and [sh], as with Thom''son.


  1. Hampshire

    Hampshire is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom. The county town of Hampshire is Winchester, the former capital city of England. Hampshire is the most populous ceremonial county in the United Kingdom outside the metropolitan counties such as the West Midlands. Hampshire is notable for housing the birthplaces of the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force. The ceremonial county is bordered by Dorset to the west, Wiltshire to the north-west, Berkshire to the north, Surrey to the north-east, and West Sussex to the east. The southern boundary is the coastline of the English Channel and the Solent, facing the Isle of Wight. Hampshire is the largest county in South East England and the third largest shire county in the United Kingdom despite losing more land than any other English county during the Local Government Act 1972 boundary changes. At its greatest size in 1889, Hampshire was the fifth largest county in England. It now has an overall area of 3,700 square kilometres, and measures approximately 86 kilometres east–west and 76 kilometres north–south. Hampshire's tourist attractions include many seaside resorts, the motor museum at Beaulieu, with national parks in both New Forest and the South Downs. Hampshire has a long maritime history and two of England's largest ports, Portsmouth and Southampton, lie on its coast. The county is famed as home of such writers as Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, as well as the birthplace of engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

How to pronounce Hampshire?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Hampshire in sign language?

  1. hampshire


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hampshire in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hampshire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Hampshire in a Sentence

  1. Joe Biden:

    God, it's good to be in New Hampshire.

  2. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar:

    And man, were we at the debate in New Hampshire.

  3. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders:

    We've got enough of Iowa, move on to New Hampshire.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    In Iowa, New Hampshire, the race is very, very close.

  5. Kris Kobach:

    New Hampshire is a swing state. Everybody comes here.

Images & Illustrations of Hampshire

  1. Hampshire

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