from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of north-central North Carolina east of Greensboro. Settled c. 1750, it is the seat of Duke University (founded 1838). Population: 209,000.
- n. See shorthorn.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The name signed by alternate bishops of Durham (see Duresm).
- proper n. A city in county Durham in the Northeast of England.
- proper n. A county in the Northeast of England.
- n. One of a breed of short-horned cattle, originating in the county of Durham, England, and noted for their beef-producing quality.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One or a breed of short-horned cattle, originating in the county of Durham, England. The Durham cattle are noted for their beef-producing quality.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a breed of shorthorn cattle, so named from the county of Durham in England, where they are brought to great perfection: also used attributively: as, the Durham breed; Durham cattle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. English breed of short-horned cattle
- n. a city of north central North Carolina; site of Duke University
After Durham, a county of northern England.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English Dunholm (compare Middle French Duresm, Latin Dunelmum). (Wiktionary)