Hampshire

noun
Hamp·​shire | \ ˈham(p)-ˌshir How to pronounce Hampshire (audio) , -shər \

Definition of Hampshire

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : any of a British breed of large hornless black-faced mutton-producing sheep

called also Hampshire Down

2 : any of an American breed of black white-belted swine

Hampshire

geographical name
Hamp·​shire | \ ˈhamp-ˌshir How to pronounce Hampshire (audio) , -shər \
variants: or Hants \ ˈhants How to pronounce Hampshire (audio) \

Definition of Hampshire (Entry 2 of 2)

county of southern England on the English Channel; capital Winchester area 1509 square miles (3908 square kilometers), population 1,317,788

First Known Use of Hampshire

Noun

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for Hampshire

Noun

Hampshire, England

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Time Traveler for Hampshire

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The first known use of Hampshire was in 1875

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Dictionary Entries Near Hampshire

Hamprace

Hampshire

Hampstead

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Cite this Entry

“Hampshire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hampshire. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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