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[wim-buh l-duh n] /ˈwɪm bəl dən/
a former borough, now part of Merton, in SE England, near London: international tennis tournaments. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He took train to Wimbledon, and thence struck across country in the direction of the houseboat.

    An Old Meerschaum David Christie Murray
  • "At last, my love, we are together," he murmured as they neared Wimbledon.

  • Pitt, the great statesman, died alone, in a solitary house on Wimbledon Common.

    Genius in Sunshine and Shadow Maturin Murray Ballou
  • That dinner at Wimbledon—I meant it to last me all night like other dinners.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Wimbledon sent for his flag and conferred it on Denbigh, the Vice-Admiral of his squadron.

    British Flags W. G. Perrin
British Dictionary definitions for Wimbledon


part of the Greater London borough of Merton: headquarters of the All England Lawn Tennis Club since 1877 and the site of the annual international tennis championships
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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