The famed “ancient universities” of England, dating back to the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Oxford and Cambridge have long held a commanding position in English education, and their graduates have often gained eminence in public life.
Note: The names of these two universities are sometimes merged into “Oxbridge.”
- Oxford bags
plural noun 1. trousers with very wide baggy legs, originally popular in the 1920s Often shortened to bags
- Oxford comma
noun 1. a comma between the final items in a list, often preceding the word `and’ or `or’, such as the final comma in the list newspapers, magazines, and books noun See serial comma
- Oxford blue
noun 1. 2. a person who has been awarded a blue from Oxford University
plural noun, Printing. 1. ruled border lines about the text of a page that cross and project slightly at the corners.