Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun The name signed by alternate bishops of Durham (see Duresm).
  • proper noun A city in county Durham in the Northeast of England.
  • proper noun A county in the Northeast of England.
  • noun One of a breed of short-horned cattle, originating in the county of Durham, England, and noted for their beef-producing quality.

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

  • noun English breed of short-horned cattle
  • noun a city of north central North Carolina; site of Duke University

Etymologies

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From Old English Dunholm (compare Middle French Duresm, Latin Dunelmum).

Examples

  • FREDA BLACK, DURHAM COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, DISTRICT ATTORNEY CANDIDATE: Durham has been portrayed in a negative light nationally.

    CNN Transcript Apr 13, 2006

  • DURHAM — A Durham congregation will launch a hip-hop church Sunday to reflect the clothing, music and thinking of a counter-culture movement that has become a powerful and profitable influence over the past two decades.

    New hip-hop church aims to strike a different chord

  • DURHAM, N.C. -- Crystal Gail Mangum, 31, known as the accuser in the Duke lacrosse case, was arrested after police say she set her apartment on fire and tried to kill her boyfriend around midnight Wednesday while her three young children and two Durham police officers were in the home.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • More than 450 kids cheer on helicopter in symbolic flight DURHAM -- As their hand-held Olympic flags flapped under the wind of helicopter propellers, hundreds of Durham students screamed with spirit for the 2010 games.

    newsdurhamregion.com | Top Stories

  • DURHAM -- A sharecropper's daughter who came to Durham seeking a better Virginia Lee Williams had no ambitions of becoming a civil rightspioneer.

    WN.com - Business News

  • More than 450 kids cheer on helicopter in symbolic flight DURHAM -- As their hand-held Olympic flags flapped under the wind of helicopter propellers, hundreds of Durham students screamed with spirit for the 2010 games.

    durhamregion.com | Top Stories

  • More than 450 kids cheer on helicopter in symbolic flight DURHAM -- As their hand-held Olympic flags flapped under the wind of helicopter propellers, hundreds of Durham students screamed with spirit for the 2010 games.

    newsdurhamregion.com | Top Stories

  • DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Police say a 20-year-old New Hampshire man has died after crashing his motorcycle in Durham.

    WCAX - Local News

  • DURHAM -- Michael Vick will be in Durham this morning, speaking to students at New Horizons Academy about animal cruelty.

    Observer: Home Page

  • DURHAM -- A sharecropper's daughter who came to Durham seeking a better life, Virginia Lee Williams had no ambitions of becoming a civil rightspioneer.

    Observer: Home Page

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