oxford: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (oks'furd), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda low shoe laced over the instep.
  2. Also calleda cotton or synthetic fabric, in plain, twill, or basket weave, constructed on a pattern of two fine yarns woven as one warpwise and one loosely twisted yarn weftwise, for shirts, skirts, and summer sportswear.


Pronunciation: (oks'furd), [key]
— n.
  1. See
  2. a city in S Oxfordshire, in S England, NW of London: university, founded in 12th century. 116,600.
  3. Oxfordshire.
  4. a town in SW Ohio. 17,655.
  5. a town in S Massachusetts. 11,680.
  6. a town in N Mississippi, hometown of William Faulkner. 9882.
  7. Also calledone of an English breed of large, hornless sheep, noted for its market lambs and heavy fleece of medium length.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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