from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of east-central England north-northeast of London. It is the site of the University of Cambridge, established in the 1200s.
  • A city of eastern Massachusetts on the Charles River opposite Boston. Settled in 1630 as New Towne, it is known for its research and educational facilities, including Harvard University (founded in 1636), Radcliffe College (founded 1879, now part of Harvard), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1861).

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  • proper noun A city in England famous for its university.
  • proper noun Cambridge University.
  • proper noun A city in Massachusetts, United States famous for being the location of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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

  • noun a city in eastern England on the River Cam; site of Cambridge University
  • noun a city in Massachusetts just to the north of Boston; site of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • noun a university in England


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