Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably


[kroid-n] /ˈkrɔɪd n/
a borough of Greater London, England: airport. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Croydon
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • "Mr. Barnstable and I are to be remarried immediately," Mrs. Croydon observed with dignity.

    Love in a Cloud Arlo Bates
  • Yet the bicycle wouldn't be spinning from Streatham to Croydon by itself.

  • The London and Croydon Company also adopted the atmospheric principle; and their line was opened in 1845.

    Lives of the Engineers Samuel Smiles
  • If Croydon Palace were rightly restored, how fine a relic it might be!

  • "Perhaps that's true of Mrs. Croydon too," murmured Mrs. Neligage to Alice.

    Love in a Cloud Arlo Bates
  • He is said to have lived in a farmhouse, which Croydon pulled down in 1897.

  • Pure waters he has seen, issuing out of the snowy rock; but are ours less bright at Croydon, at Guildford, or at Winchester?

  • Beyond Carshalton is Sutton, not less exuberant than Croydon.

  • I am told that Reardon has had the offer of a secretaryship to a boys' home, or something of the kind, at Croydon.

    New Grub Street George Gissing
British Dictionary definitions for Croydon


a borough in S Greater London (since 1965): formerly important for its airport (1915–59). Pop: 336 700 (2003 est). Area: 87 sq km (33 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Croydon

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Croydon

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for croydon