oxford, 1st earl of

Oxford

[oks-ferd]
noun
1.
1st Earl of, Harley, Robert.
2.
a city in S Oxfordshire, in S England, NW of London: university, founded in 12th century.
4.
a town in SW Ohio.
5.
a town in S Massachusetts.
6.
a town in N Mississippi, hometown of William Faulkner.
7.
Also called Oxford Down. one of an English breed of large, hornless sheep, noted for its market lambs and heavy fleece of medium length.
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Oxford1 (ˈɒksfəd)
 
n
1.  a city in S England, administrative centre of Oxfordshire, at the confluence of the Rivers Thames and Cherwell: Royalist headquarters during the Civil War; seat of Oxford University, consisting of 40 separate colleges, the oldest being University College (1249), and Oxford Brookes University (1993); motor-vehicle industry. Pop: 143 016 (2001)Related: Oxonian
2.  Also called: Oxford Down a breed of sheep with middle-length wool and a dark brown face and legs
3.  a type of stout laced shoe with a low heel
4.  a lightweight fabric of plain or twill weave used esp for men's shirts
 
Related: Oxonian

Oxford2 (ˈɒksfəd)
 
n
1st Earl of. title of (Robert): Harley

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Oxford
university town in England, M.E. Oxforde, from O.E. Oxnaforda (10c.) lit. "where the oxen ford." As the name for a type of shoe laced over the instep, it is attested from 1721. Oxbridge (1849), a conflation of Oxford and Cambridge, is used in ref. to the characteristics common to the two universities.
Oxfam (1963) is short for Oxford Committee for Famine Relief.
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