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[oks-ferd] /ˈɒks fərd/

noun
1.
1st Earl of, .
2.
a city in S , in S England, NW of London: university, founded in 12th century.
3.
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4.
a town in SW Ohio.
5.
a town in S Massachusetts.
6.
a town in N Mississippi, hometown of William Faulkner.
7.
Also called Oxford Down. one of an English breed of large, hornless sheep, noted for its market lambs and heavy fleece of medium length.
/ˈɒksfəd/
noun
1.
a city in S England, administrative centre of Oxfordshire, at the confluence of the Rivers Thames and Cherwell: Royalist headquarters during the Civil War; seat of Oxford University, consisting of 40 separate colleges, the oldest being University College (1249), and Oxford Brookes University (1993); motor-vehicle industry. Pop: 143 016 (2001) related word Oxonian
2.
Also called Oxford Down. a breed of sheep with middle-length wool and a dark brown face and legs
3.
a type of stout laced shoe with a low heel
4.
a lightweight fabric of plain or twill weave used esp for men’s shirts
/ˈɒksfəd/
noun
1.
1st Earl of. title of (Robert) Harley

university town in England, Middle English Oxforde, from Old English Oxnaforda (10c.) literally “where the oxen ford.” In reference to a type of shoe laced over the instep, it is attested from 1721 (Oxford-cut shoes). Related: Oxfordian; Oxfordish; Oxfordist; Oxfordy.

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