[oks-ferd] /ˈɒks fərd/
Also called Oxford shoe, Oxford tie. a low shoe laced over the instep.
Also called oxford cloth. a cotton or synthetic fabric, in plain, twill, or basket weave, constructed on a pattern of two fine yarns woven as one warpwise and one loosely twisted yarn weftwise, for shirts, skirts, and summer sportswear.
[oks-ferd] /ˈɒks fərd/
1st Earl of, .
a city in S , in S England, NW of London: university, founded in 12th century.
a town in SW Ohio.
a town in S Massachusetts.
a town in N Mississippi, hometown of William Faulkner.
Also called Oxford Down. one of an English breed of large, hornless sheep, noted for its market lambs and heavy fleece of medium length.
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
Also called Oxford Down. a breed of sheep with middle-length wool and a dark brown face and legs
a type of stout laced shoe with a low heel
a lightweight fabric of plain or twill weave used esp for men’s shirts
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.
- Oxford accent
noun 1. the accent associated with Oxford English
- Oxford and cambridge universities
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