Durham


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Dur·ham 1

 (dûr′əm)
1. A city of northeast England south of Newcastle. It is noted for its cathedral and castle, built by the Normans in the 1100s.
2. A city of north-central North Carolina near Raleigh and Chapel Hill. Settled c. 1750, it is the seat of Duke University (founded 1838).

Dur·ham 2

 (dûr′əm)
n.

[After Durham, a county of northern England.]

Durham

(ˈdʌrəm)
n
1. (Placename) a former administrative county of NE England; became a unitary authority in 2009; on the North Sea: rises to the N Pennines in the west: the geographical and ceremonial county includes the unitary authorities of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees (both part of Cleveland until 1996) and Darlington (created in 1997). Administrative centre: Durham. Pop (of Durham unitary authority): 494 200 (2003 est). Area (of Durham unitary authority): 2434 sq km (940 sq miles). Abbreviation: Dur.
2. (Placename) a city in NE England, administrative centre of Co Durham, on the River Wear: Norman cathedral; 11th-century castle (founded by William the Conqueror), now occupied by the University of Durham (1832). Pop: 42 939 (2001)
3. (Breeds) a rare variety of shorthorn cattle. See shorthorn

Dur•ham

(ˈdɜr əm, ˈdʌr-)

n.
1. a county in NE England. 604,300; 940 sq. mi. (2435 sq. km).
2. a city in this county. 86,500.
3. a city in N North Carolina. 149,799.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Durham - a city of north central North CarolinaDurham - a city of north central North Carolina; site of Duke University
Duke University - a university in Durham, North Carolina
NC, North Carolina, Old North State, Tar Heel State - a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies
2.Durham - English breed of short-horned cattleDurham - English breed of short-horned cattle
beef, beef cattle - cattle that are reared for their meat
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There exists a monition of the Bishop of Durham against irregular churchmen of this class, who associated themselves with Border robbers, and desecrated the holiest offices of the priestly function, by celebrating them for the benefit of thieves, robbers, and murderers, amongst ruins and in caverns of the earth, without regard to canonical form, and with torn and dirty attire, and maimed rites, altogether improper for the occasion.
Red it was," said the butcher, in his good-humoured husky treble-- "and a Durham it was.
Lammeter's cow, else you told a lie when you said it was a red Durham.
Then you needn't tell me who you bought it of," said the farrier, looking round with some triumph; "I know who it is has got the red Durhams o' this country-side.
For five cents he could have bought a package of Durham and brown papers and rolled forty cigarettes - but what of it?
When quiet had been restored and the audience resumed their seats after the ovation which they had given to the travelers, the chairman, the Duke of Durham, addressed the meeting.
Even the unexpected fall of the Duke of Durham into the orchestra, which occurred at this moment, could not distract the petrified attention of the vast audience.
And now our readers must leave the Standard to sail peaceably, not toward London, where D'Artagnan and Porthos believed they were going, but to Durham, whither Mordaunt had been ordered to repair by the letter he had received during his sojourn at Boulogne, and accompany us to the royalist camp, on this side of the Tyne, near Newcastle.
The same Bull Durham and brown-paper cigarette, hand-rolled, contented him.
the main users of the framework agreement will be direct services as part of the regeneration and local services directorate and will be available for use by any durham county council service grouping subject to approval by the head of direct services.
PRINCE Charles is due in Durham city today to carry out a number of engagements.
PRINCE Charles will officially open a new exhibition at Durham Cathedral during a visit to the city next week.