[oks-ferd-sheer, -sher] /ˈɒks fərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər/
a county in S England. 1008 sq. mi. (2610 sq. km).
an inland county of S central England: situated mostly in the basin of the Upper Thames, with the Cotswolds in the west and the Chilterns in the southeast. Administrative centre: Oxford. Pop: 615 200 (2003 est). Area: 2608 sq km (1007 sq miles) Oxon
noun 1. (def 1).
noun 1. the theory attributing the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays to Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, 1550–1604.
[oks-ferd] /ˈɒks fərd/ noun 1. Also called Oxford shoe, Oxford tie. a low shoe laced over the instep. 2. 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, […]
- Ox goad
mentioned only in Judg. 3:31, the weapon with which Shamgar (q.v.) slew six hundred Philistines. “The ploughman still carries his goad, a weapon apparently more fitted for the hand of the soldier than the peaceful husbandman. The one I saw was of the ‘oak of Bashan,’ and measured upwards of ten feet in length. At […]