Durham

noun
Dur·​ham | \ ˈdər-əm How to pronounce Durham (audio) , ˈdə-rəm, ˈdu̇r-əm How to pronounce Durham (audio) \

Definition of Durham

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Durham

geographical name
Dur·​ham | \ ˈdər-əm How to pronounce Durham (audio) , ˈdə-rəm, ˈdu̇r-əm \

Definition of Durham (Entry 2 of 2)

1 city in northeast central North Carolina northwest of Raleigh population 228,330
2 county of northern England bordering on the North Sea area 974 square miles (2523 square kilometers), population 513,242
3 city and capital of the English county of Durham population 47,785

First Known Use of Durham

Noun

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Durham

Noun

County Durham, England

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“Durham.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Durham. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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