Definitions

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

  • noun Any of a breed of large sheep originating in England, having a black face and black ears and legs.
  • noun Any of a breed of swine originating in England and developed in the United States, having a black body with a white beltlike band around the shoulders and front legs.

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  • proper noun A maritime county in the south of England bordered by Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Dorset, Wiltshire and the English Channel; also includes the Isle of Wight.

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

  • noun British breed of hornless dark-faced domestic sheep
  • noun a county of southern England on the English Channel

Etymologies

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

[After Hampshire, a county of southern England.]

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English ham + shire (county). The 'p' evolved phonetically between [m] and [sh], as with Thom'pl.'son.

Examples

  • HAMPSHIRE - Mid-Town Beauty Salon will conduct a "Haircuts for Haiti" fundraiser from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at 141 Maple St. in Hampshire.

    News

  • More interactive graphics and photos With voters impatient about the struggling economy, the mood here in New Hampshire is worrisome for Democrats, given the state's large number of independents, a group that often tips the balance in races.

    Right Turn Seen in Granite State

  • New Hampshire is the fifth state to allow same-sex couples to marry.

    New Hampshire now 5th state to allow same-sex marriage

  • Worth noting here that newly elected Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the Democrat who defeated John Sununu in New Hampshire, is a member of the committee.

    Live Blog: Clinton’s Confirmation Hearing - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Worth noting here that newly elected Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the Democrat who defeated John Sununu in New Hampshire, is a member of the committee.

    Live Blog: Clinton’s Confirmation Hearing - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • "New Hampshire is a small-government, low-tax state and the runaway spending and expanding government in Washington" are opposed by state residents, he said.

    Right Turn Seen in Granite State

  • Bee Varga is a talented hoop dancer living in Hampshire, UK.

    Hooping.org | Blog | Bee Varga

  • The expected turnaround in New Hampshire is emblematic of the dynamic across New England, a region that has been a bastion of strength for Democrats, much as the South has been one for Republicans.

    Right Turn Seen in Granite State

  • Despite the fact the New Hampshire is bluer than it used to be, Gregg is still a respected, long-term incumbent in a middle-of-the-road state, from an established New Hampshire political family, with a reputation for scandal-free honesty, probity and reasonableness.

    Matthew Yglesias » Judd Gregg

  • New Hampshire is a place where spending and debt issues are always top-of-the-mind issues for voters -- and that sentiment has been magnified by the growing concerns regarding those matters at the national level.

    Popularity isn't enough for Democrats this cycle

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