[hamp-sheer, -sher] /ˈhæmp ʃɪər, -ʃər/
Also called Hants. a county in S England. 1460 sq. mi. (3780 sq. km).
Also called Hampshire Down. one of an English breed of sheep having a dark face, ears, and legs, noted for the rapid growth of its lambs.
one of an English breed of black hogs having a broad band of white over the shoulders and front legs.
a county of S England, on the English Channel: crossed by the Hampshire Downs and the South Downs, with the New Forest in the southwest and many prehistoric and Roman remains: the geographical and ceremonial county includes Portsmouth and Southampton, which became independent unitary authorities in 1997. Administrative centre: Winchester. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 1 251 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 3679 sq km (1420 sq miles) Hants
Sir Stuart. 1914–2004, British philosopher: his publications include Thought and Action (1959), Two Theories of Morality (1977), and Innocence and Experience (1989)
reduced from Old English Hamtunscir; named for the city of Southampton, which originally was simply Hamtun. Norman scribes mangled the county name to Hauntunescire, later Hantescire, hence the abbrev. Hants.
[hamp-stid, -sted] /ˈhæmp stɪd, -stɛd/ noun 1. a former borough of London, England, now part of Camden. /ˈhæmpstɪd/ noun 1. a residential district in N London: part of the Greater London borough of Camden since 1965; nearby is Hampstead Heath, a popular recreation area
[hamp-tuh n] /ˈhæmp tən/ noun 1. Lionel, 1908–2002, U.S. jazz vibraphonist. 2. Wade [weyd] /weɪd/ (Show IPA), 1818–1902, Confederate general: U.S. senator 1879–91. 3. a city in SE Virginia, on Chesapeake Bay. 4. a town in SE New Hampshire. /ˈhæmptən/ noun 1. a city in SE Virginia, on the harbour of Hampton Roads on Chesapeake […]
noun 1. a channel in SE Virginia between the mouth of the James River and Chesapeake Bay: battle between the Monitor and the Virginia 1862.
[ham] /hæm/ noun 1. a cut of meat from the heavy-muscled part of a hog’s rear quarter, between hip and hock, usually cured. 2. that part of a hog’s hind leg. 3. the part of the leg back of the knee. 4. Often, hams. the back of the thigh, or the thigh and the buttock […]