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Bedford

[bed-ferd] /ˈbɛd fərd/
noun
1.
John of Lancaster, Duke of, 1389–1435, English regent of France.
2.
a city in N Texas.
3.
a city in NE Ohio, near Cleveland.
4.
a city in S Indiana.
5.
a city in NE Massachusetts.
6.
former name of North Bedfordshire.
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  • Bedford House, the town residence of the Dukes of Bedford, stood until 1800.

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  • He had active supporters in the town of Bedford and among the gentlemen of the county.

    Bunyan James Anthony Froude
  • Lane, with his two comrades, spent three days at a barracks-hospital for soldiers in Bedford Park.

  • His license as pastor of the Baptist chapel at Bedford was issued on the 9th.

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  • Bedford realized this by and by, and tried to patch up his mistake by crowning his King; but what good could that do?

British Dictionary definitions for Bedford

Bedford1

/ˈbɛdfəd/
noun
1.
a town in SE central England, in Bedfordshire, on the River Ouse; administrative centre of Bedford unitary authority. Pop: 82 488 (2001)
2.
a unitary authority of SE central England. Pop: 154 900 (2007 est). Area: 480 sq km (185 sq miles)
3.
short for Bedfordshire

Bedford2

/ˈbɛdfəd/
noun
1.
David. 1937–2011, British composer, influenced by rock music
2.
Duke of, title of John of Lancaster. 1389–1435, son of Henry IV of England: protector of England and regent of France (1422–35)
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