Definitions

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

  • English courtier and poet who is believed by some to have written Shakespeare's plays.
  • A city of south-central England on the Thames River west-northwest of London. The internationally famous Oxford University, founded in the 1100s, still dominates the city center.
  • A city of northern Mississippi south-southeast of Memphis, Tennessee. It is the seat of the University of Mississippi (“Ole Miss”), established in 1844, and was William Faulkner's home town.

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  • proper noun A city in England famous for its university.
  • proper noun Oxford University
  • noun A variety of shoe, typically made of heavy leather.
  • noun by ellipsis An Oxford Dictionary.

Etymologies

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Oxenaforda ("oxen ford")

Examples

  • OXFORD, OH FOX19 — An Oxford, Ohio man charged with OVI on Halloween was wearing an appropriate costume.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Woman Calls 911 to Report Herself as Drunk Driver

  • The account of the death in Oxford of Rachel Parker Wesley, an aged colored woman, in last week's _Oxford Press_, has been closely read.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920

  • Principal of St. Mary Hall, Oxford, to a ballad of forty-two verses, entitled _The Cow of Haslemere, or The Conjurer's Secretary at Oxford_.

    Highways and Byways in Surrey

  • Returning to Oxford the next year from a journey on the Continent, he began, in cooperation with R.H. Froude and others, the publication of the “Tracts for the Times, ” a series of pamphlets which gave a name to the “Tractarian” or “Oxford” movement for the defence of the “doctrine of apostolical succession and the integrity of the Prayer-Book.

    Introductory Note

  • Cf. _Apollinis et Musarum [Greek text] _, Oxford, 1592, reprinted in _Elizabethan Oxford_ (Oxford Historical Society), edited by Charles

    A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles

  • Oxford (Parker's _Early History of Oxford_, ed. 1885, p. 229).

    Life of Johnson, Volume 3 1776-1780

  • OXFORD - If Google wants to bring the Internet to everyone in a community, the city of Oxford would like to roll out the welcome mat for them.

    hattiesburgamerican.com -

  • OXFORD - Reaction to the NFL's six-game suspension of former Miami RedHawk Ben Roethlisberger on Wednesday, April 21, was mixed on the Oxford campus.

    daytondailynews.com - News

  • OXFORD - The quantity of Grateful Dead stickers on cars parked at campsites at the Oxford

    Sun Journal top news

  • OXFORD, Ohio -- The family of a man who died after he was stunned with a Taser in 2008 filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Oxford police and the company that manufactures the weapons.

    pal-item.com - Local News

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