Durham

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

County Durham, England

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Durham was in 1810

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Cite this Entry

“Durham.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Durham. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Durham

geographical name

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

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