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Here·ford 1

 (hûr′fərd, hĕr′ə-fərd)
A city of western England northwest of Gloucester. It is noted for its medieval cathedral, which was begun in the 1100s.

Here·ford 2

 (hûr′fərd, hĕr′ə-fərd)
Any of a breed of beef cattle developed in England and having a reddish coat with white face, chest, belly, and lower legs.

[After Hereford, a former county of western England.]


1. (Placename) a city in W England, in Herefordshire on the River Wye: trading centre for agricultural produce; cathedral (begun 1079). Pop: 56 373 (2001)
2. (Breeds) a hardy breed of beef cattle characterized by a red body, red and white head, and white markings


(ˈhɜr fərd, ˈhɛr ə- for 1; ˈhɛr ə fərd for 3, 5 )

1. one of an English breed of beef cattle with a red coat and white face.
2. a city in Hereford and Worcester, in W England. 47,300.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hereford - hardy English breed of dairy cattle raised extensively in United StatesHereford - hardy English breed of dairy cattle raised extensively in United States
beef, beef cattle - cattle that are reared for their meat
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Behind these were two of the higher brethren of Emmet, and behind these again two retainers belonging to the Bishop; for the Lord Bishop of Hereford strove to be as like the great barons as was in the power of one in holy orders.
The Prior of Emmet and those that belonged to him gathered together like a flock of frightened sheep when the scent of the wolf is nigh, while the Bishop of Hereford, laying aside his book, crossed himself devoutly.
Then the Bishop of Hereford spoke hastily, "I, too, have no business here, and so will depart.
Then at last jolly Robin turned to the Bishop of Hereford, who had been looking on at all that passed with a grim look.
Oxford and Drury Lane itself dispute the dignity of giving birth to Nell Gwynne with Hereford, where a mean house is still pointed out as the first home of this mother of a line of dukes, whose great-grandson was to occupy the neighbouring palace as Bishop of Hereford for forty years.
He then called for his bill with the utmost haste, declared he must be at Hereford that evening, lamented his great hurry of business, and wished he could divide himself into twenty pieces, in order to be at once in twenty places.
Rob's father had two other enemies besides Fitzwalter, in the persons of the lean Sheriff of Nottingham and the fat Bishop of Hereford.
Vehicle Detour Routes: Northbound, from Massachusetts Avenue, turn right onto Boylston Street, left onto Hereford Street, left onto Beacon Street, right onto Massachusetts Avenue and continue northbound.
WELSH racing received a tremendous boost when it was announced recently that Hereford Racecourse, which closed in December 2012, will reopen on October 6 and that further meetings will be held on October 31, November 23 and December 19.
THE Football Association has suspended Hereford "from all football activity" after the club "failed to comply" with orders laid down by the Independent Regulatory Commission's Owners' and Directors' Test.
David and Kate Dickinson, from the top of the Rede Valley in the Northumberland Borders, are successful beef farmers, having just this summer won the North of England section of the Hereford Societies commercial herds' competition.
DARTFORD 2 HEREFORD 0 HEREFORD gave a muchimproved performance with the scoreline, with goals from Alex Wall and Lee Noble, more conclusive than the run of play might have suggested.

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