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

  • A borough of south-central England on an inlet of the English Channel opposite the Isle of Wight. Founded on the site of Roman and Saxon settlements, it has long been a major port, especially for passenger ships. Population: 234,000.
  • A village of southeast New York on the southeast coast of Long Island. It is primarily a summer resort. Population: 4,080.
  • Southampton, Third Earl of. Title of Henry Wriothesley. 1573-1624. English politician, soldier, and patron of Shakespeare as well as a number of other Elizabethan poets. Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis and Rape of Lucrece are dedicated to him.

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  • proper n. a city in southern England

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