oxford

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noun ox·ford \ˈäks-fərd\

Definition of oxford

  1. 1 :  a low shoe laced or tied over the instep

  2. 2 :  a soft durable cotton or synthetic fabric made in plain or basket weaves —called also oxford cloth

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Origin and Etymology of oxford

Oxford, England


First Known Use: 1886


Oxford

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geographical name Ox·ford \ˈäks-fərd\
variants: or Medieval Latin

Oxonia

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Definition of Oxford

  1. city on the Thames River in south central England that is the capital of the county of Oxfordshire and site of the University of Oxford population 160,000

Oxfordian

play \äks-ˈfȯr-dē-ən\ adjective or noun

OXFORD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of oxford for English Language Learners

  • : a low shoe usually made of leather and fastened with laces

  • : soft, strong cotton usually used for making shirts

  • : a shirt made of oxford


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