Definition of oxford
1 : a low shoe laced or tied over the instep
2 : a soft durable cotton or synthetic fabric made in plain or basket weaves —called also oxford cloth
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Leonsis laughs, belly quivering beneath a white oxford-cloth Ralph Lauren shirt.
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Origin and Etymology of oxford
First Known Use: 1886
Definition of Oxford
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
Oxfordianplay \äks-ˈfȯr-dē-ən\ adjective or noun
OXFORD Defined for English Language Learners
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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