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[hur-ferd, her-uh- for 1, 2; her-uh-ferd for 3, 5; hur-ferd for 4] /ˈhɜr fərd, ˈhɛr ə- for 1, 2; ˈhɛr ə fərd for 3, 5; ˈhɜr fərd for 4/
one of an English breed of red beef cattle having a white face and white body markings.
one of an American breed of red hogs having white markings.
a city in Hereford and Worcester, in W England: cathedral.
a town in N Texas. Unabridged
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  • Hereford and Norfolk abandoned active in favour of passive hostility.

  • To secure his influence, the Court offered him the bishopric of Hereford.

  • The entry occurs in other previous rolls, and is there clearly explained to refer to the porter of Hereford Castle.

  • You will see in the papers, that the Bishop of Hereford is dead.

    Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of George the Third The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
  • The Hereford is the second favourite in Argentina, but breeders only pay about half as much for them as for good Durham bulls.

    Argentina W. A. Hirst
  • Two years afterwards he was advanced to the see of Hereford.

    Henry of Monmouth, Volume 1 J. Endell Tyler
  • Hereford was slain on the bridge; Lancaster was captured, tried, and beheaded.

    King Robert the Bruce A. F. Murison
  • But I've heard of a new man at Hereford—awfully good, they say—a wunner!

    Marriage la mode Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • The parent tree of this variety grew in the parish of Bosbury, Hereford, Eng., and about 1830 was supposed to be 200 years old.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • It was at Hereford, the eve of Saint Katherine, that he died.

    In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt
British Dictionary definitions for Hereford


a city in W England, in Herefordshire on the River Wye: trading centre for agricultural produce; cathedral (begun 1079). Pop: 56 373 (2001)
a hardy breed of beef cattle characterized by a red body, red and white head, and white markings
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