Middlesex


Mid·dle·sex

geographical name \ˈmi-dəl-ˌseks\

Definition of MIDDLESEX

former county SE England, now absorbed in Greater London

Middlesex

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Historic county, southeastern England, situated along the River Thames. Its earliest settlements date from 500 BC; Belgic tribes arrived in the 1st century BC, followed by the Romans, who established outposts along the river. It was colonized by Saxons in the early 5th century AD. Situated between the East and West Saxons, it obtained its name (meaning “middle Saxons”) by AD 704. Middlesex was established as an administrative county in 1888. In 1965 Greater London incorporated parts from the former county.

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Middletown
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Middlesbrough

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Middlesex? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More