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Bed·ford

 (bĕd′fərd)
A borough of south-central England on the Ouse River west of Cambridge. It was the site of a Saxon victory over the Britons in 571.

Bedford

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Bedford

(ˈbɛdfəd)
n
1. (Placename) a town in SE central England, in Bedfordshire, on the River Ouse; administrative centre of Bedford unitary authority. Pop: 82 488 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority of SE central England. Pop: 154 900 (2007 est). Area: 480 sq km (185 sq miles)
3. (Placename) short for Bedfordshire

Bedford

(ˈbɛdfəd)
n
1. (Biography) David. 1937–2011, British composer, influenced by rock music
2. (Biography) Duke of, title of John of Lancaster. 1389–1435, son of Henry IV of England: protector of England and regent of France (1422–35)

Bed•ford•shire

(ˈbɛd fərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

n.
a county in central England. 534,300; 477 sq. mi. (1235 sq. km). Also called Bedford.
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