Definitions

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

  • A city of south-central Ukraine on the Dnieper River near the Black Sea east-northeast of Odessa. It was founded in 1778 as a naval base.

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  • proper noun A port city on the Dnieper in Ukraine, administrative centre of Kherson province.
  • proper noun Kherson province (oblast), in southern Ukraine.

Etymologies

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From Russian Херсон (Xersón), named in memory of Ancient Greek colony of Χερσόνησος (Khersonēsos). Compare Russian Херсонес (Xersonés, "the city of Chersonesos"), Old East Slavic Корсунь (Korsún’, "Chersonesos"), Ukrainian Херсон (Xersón, "Kherson").

Examples

  • I am going to a city called Kherson pronounced "Hersone".

    Time To Blog

  • I am going to a city called Kherson pronounced "Hersone".

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Let Mr.N. immediately put together _all_ the necessary documents, let his fiancee do the same, and go off to another province, such as Kherson, and there get married.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov

  • She was born Ella Goldberg in Kherson, Ukraine in 1896, and at the age of ten came to live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

    Virginia Sanchez-Korrol: Of Teachers and History: A Brooklyn Memoir

  • She was born Ella Goldberg in Kherson, Ukraine in 1896, and at the age of ten came to live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

    Virginia Sanchez-Korrol: Of Teachers and History: A Brooklyn Memoir

  • The ship, built in 1971, was empty and returning to Kherson, in Ukraine, from Egypt when the accident happened, according to the coast guard website.

    Ships Collide in Bosporus

  • Born Ricka Sapiro in Kherson, Ukraine, on November 1, 1888, she was admitted at age sixteen to St. Petersburg University to study law, a rare achievement for a Jewish girl.

    Rita Sapiro Finkler.

  • All this is based on the notorious Kherson genizah of Hasidic forgeries, dating no further back than the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries but purporting to contain original documents written by the eighteenth-century founders of Hasidism.

    Hasidism.

  • The media was there in fact when I arrived in Kherson, my host mom said she saw us on TV.

    Time to Catch Up

  • We will spend 4 days there and then I will take the train to Kherson with my counterpart Marina.

    Archive 2007-06-01

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