Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of a domestic breed of medium-sized black swine with white markings on the feet, legs, and face.

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  • proper n. A inland county of England, bounded by Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Wiltshire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A breed of pigs which had its origin in Berkshire, England.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a county in southern England

Etymologies

After Berkshire, a county of south-central England.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY'S AGREEMENT to buy Burlington Northern Santa Fe (ticker: BNI) for $34 billion looks like a good deal, but not a great one, for Berkshire and its CEO, Warren Buffett.

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  • Pangbourne in Berkshire is not fazed by Ed Miliband's lifestyle choices

    Middle England takes the unmarried unbeliever Ed Miliband in its stride

  • Buffett almost never replaces the CEOs of the 76-plus Berkshire companies, short of government pressure in the case of General Re; never sells what he calls Berkshire's "permanent" investments in the likes of Coke and Washington Post, no matter how high the price or how much their prospects have change; and even hangs on to once-great companies such as Fruit of the Loom despite the near-total evaporation of their competitive "moat" and the inevitable decay in their business.

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  • Traffic were playing outside their cottage in Berkshire when the local hunt rode past.

    Horse riding and taking drugs

  • We called Berkshire Hathaway last week to see if Mr. Buffett would release his 2010 return, but we haven't heard back.

    Mr. Buffett's Tax Secrets

  • Child was born in Berkshire, the second of three sisters.

    A life in books: Lauren Child

  • A $1,000 investment in Berkshire Hathaway in 1965 was worth $4. 3bn at the end of last year.

    Why the Buffett approach adds up

  • If Warren Buffett extracted fees as greedily as a fund manager, investors in Berkshire Hathaway would be much the poorer

    Why the Buffett approach adds up

  • Terry Smith is not the first person to calculate how much poorer shareholders in Berkshire Hathaway would be if Warren Buffett had extracted fees as greedily as a hedge fund manager – meaning a 2% management fee plus 20% of the gains every year.

    Why the Buffett approach adds up

  • Following Monday afternoon's announcement that Mr. Combs would join Berkshire as an investment manager, Berkshire's Class A shares on Tuesday fell $1,575, or 1.3%, to $123,455 in 4 p.m.

    Buffett: Combs Is 'a 100% Fit'

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