Herefordshire



[her-uh-ferd-sheer, -sher] /ˈhɛr ə fərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər/

noun
1.
a former county in W England, now part of Hereford and Worscester.
/ˈhɛrɪfədˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
noun
1.
a county of W England: from 1974 to 1998 part of Hereford and Worcester: drained chiefly by the River Wye; agricultural (esp fruit and cattle). Administrative centre: Hereford. Pop: 176 900 (2003 est). Area: 2180 sq km (842 sq miles)

Old English Herefordscir, from Hereford (958), literally “ford suitable for the passage of an army.” Probably so-called in reference to the Roman road passing over the Wye River. Herford in Germany has the same etymology. As the name for a type of cattle, first bred there, it is attested from 1789.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Herein

    [heer-in] /hɪərˈɪn/ adverb 1. in or into this place. 2. in this fact, circumstance, etc.; in view of this. /ˌhɪərˈɪn/ adverb 1. (formal) in or into this place, thing, document, etc 2. (rare) in this respect, circumstance, etc late Old English herinne; see here + in.

  • Hereinabove

    [heer-in-bi-fawr, -fohr] /ˌhɪər ɪn bɪˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊr/ adverb 1. in this document, statement, etc. /ˌhɪərɪnbɪˈfɔː/ adverb 1. (formal) in a previous part of or previously in this document, statement, etc



  • Hereinafter

    [heer-in-af-ter, -ahf-] /ˌhɪər ɪnˈæf tər, -ˈɑf-/ adverb 1. afterward in this document, statement, etc. /ˌhɪərɪnˈɑːftə/ adverb 1. (formal) in a subsequent part or from this point on in this document, statement, etc

  • Hereinbefore

    [heer-in-bi-fawr, -fohr] /ˌhɪər ɪn bɪˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊr/ adverb 1. in this document, statement, etc. /ˌhɪərɪnbɪˈfɔː/ adverb 1. (formal) in a previous part of or previously in this document, statement, etc



Disclaimer: Herefordshire definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.