Definitions

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

  • A borough of north-central England west of Leeds. Its worsted industry dates from the Middle Ages. Population: 293,000.
  • Bradford, Roark 1896-1948. American writer whose works, such as John Henry (1931), reflect African-American folklore.
  • Bradford 1, William 1590-1657. English Puritan colonist in America. A signer of the Mayflower Compact and a settler of Plymouth Plantation, he was elected governor for 30 one-year terms and led the colony through its difficult early years.
  • Bradford 2, William 1663-1752. English-born American colonial printer whose press produced the first American Book of Common Prayer (1710), New York City's first newspaper (1725), and numerous other items.

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  • proper n. A town in West Yorkshire, England.
  • proper n. A habitational surname.
  • proper n. A male given name derived from the surname, of mostly American usage.

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  • n. United States printer (born in England) whose press produced the first American prayer book and the New York City's first newspaper (1663-1752)

Etymologies

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Various place names in England, from Old English brād "broad" + ford "ford".

Examples

  • BRADFORD - White County authorities say no foul play is suspected in the death of a Louisiana man who was found near Bradford.

    Arkansas Online stories

  • BRADFORD (AP) - Vermont State Police say a 15-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome has been reported missing in Bradford.

    TimesArgus.com: Barre/Montpelier Region

  • BRADFORD - Nine police officers executed a search warrant at a Huntington Terrace apartment in Bradford early Sunday morning and found cocaine, marijuana anda variety of prescription drugs, according to a state police news release.

    TimesArgus.com: Barre/Montpelier Region

  • BRADFORD, England, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Authorities in Bradford, England, said a police dog named Vader only broke a toenail after plunging 50 feet to a concrete floor.

    Latest News - UPI.com

  • A truck with the name Bradford, a department store in Syracuse where my mother once took me to shop, rolled through the green light and picked up speed as it gained the hill.

    All The Roads That Lead From Home

  • And, if you like, I can work with your example: I believe that the message I receive from 'Bradford' is indeed a product of choice.

    Aiguy's Computer

  • I would suspect that most people will easily infer from "Bradford's" use of language that "Bradford" is an intelligent agent without feeling any need at all to trace a causal link to verify humanity.

    Behe: ID rescues Common Descent

  • To elaborate, let's suppose "Bradford" is a disembodied entity.

    Behe: ID rescues Common Descent

  • You are saying that without making any scientific investigation, people may very well 'intuit' that "Bradford" is intelligent.

    Behe: ID rescues Common Descent

  • Even in the face of the possibility of a non-human A.I., the Turing Test would agree with most people's normal assessment, i.e. that we can reasonably infer intelligent agency from the content of the messages themselves, regardless of whether "Bradford" is human or not.

    Behe: ID rescues Common Descent

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