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Ox·ford

 (ŏks′fərd)
1. A city of south-central England on the Thames River west-northwest of London. The internationally famous Oxford University, founded in the 1100s, still dominates the city center.
2. A city of northern Mississippi south-southeast of Memphis, Tennessee. It is the seat of the University of Mississippi ("Ole Miss"), established in 1844, and was William Faulkner's home town.

Oxford

, 17th Earl of Title of Edward de Vere. 1550-1604.
English courtier and poet who is believed by some to have written Shakespeare's plays.

ox·ford

 (ŏks′fərd)
n.
1. A sturdy, low shoe that laces over the instep.
2. A cotton cloth of a tight basket weave, used primarily for shirts.

[After OxfordEngland.]

Oxford

(ˈɒksfəd)
n
1. (Placename) 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).
2. (Breeds) Also called: Oxford Down a breed of sheep with middle-length wool and a dark brown face and legs
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a type of stout laced shoe with a low heel
4. (Textiles) a lightweight fabric of plain or twill weave used esp for men's shirts

Oxford

(ˈɒksfəd)
n
(Biography) 1st Earl of. title of (Robert) Harley

ox•ford

(ˈɒks fərd)

n.
1. a low shoe laced over the instep.
2. Also called ox′ford cloth`. a cotton or synthetic fabric constructed in plain or basket weave and having a lustrous finish and soft hand, used for shirts, blouses, and sportswear.
[1900–05; after Oxford, England]

Ox•ford

(ˈɒks fərd)

n.
1. a city in S Oxfordshire, in S England, NW of London: university, founded in 12th century. 132,000.
3. Also called Ox′ford Down′. one of an English breed of large sheep.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oxford - a city in southern England to the northwest of LondonOxford - a city in southern England to the northwest of London; site of Oxford University
Oxford University, Oxford - a university in England
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Oxonian - a native or resident of Oxford
2.Oxford - a university town in northern Mississippi; home of William Faulkner
Empire State of the South, Georgia, Peach State, GA - a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
3.oxford - a university in EnglandOxford - a university in England    
Oxford - a city in southern England to the northwest of London; site of Oxford University
4.oxford - a low shoe laced over the instep
saddle oxford, saddle shoe - an oxford with a saddle of contrasting color
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
Translations
Oxford
オックスフォード
Oxford

oxford

[ˈɒksfəd] N (US) → zapato m (de tacón bajo)

Oxford

nOxford nt; my brother is at Oxfordmein Bruder studiert in Oxford

Oxford

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Oxford bags
plsehr weite Hosen pl
Oxford blue
n Mitglied eines Oxforder Studentensportklubs, das für die Universität angetreten ist
Oxford English
nOxford-Englisch nt
Oxford shoe
ngeschnürter Halbschuh
References in classic literature ?
Not much is known of his early days except that he went to school and to Oxford University.
But now the two great universities of Oxford and Cambridge were taking their place.
When I met him afterwards, for the first time for many years, I found to my astonishment that he, who had been a quite tolerably presentable young man, had actually managed by sheer scorn to alter his personal appearance until he had become a sort of walking repudiation of Oxford and all its traditions.
As it was, he impressed himself professionally on Europe to an extent that made his comparative personal obscurity, and the failure of Oxford to do justice to his eminence, a puzzle to foreign specialists in his subject.
I believe this is the longest uninterrupted stretch anywhere above Teddington, and the Oxford Club make use of it for their trial eights.
Oxford is--Oxford: not a mere receptacle for youth, like Cambridge.
In this expedition we did not intend to follow the great road to Edinburgh, but to visit Windsor, Oxford, Matlock, and the Cumberland lakes, resolving to arrive at the completion of this tour about the end of July.
Gaisford, Oxford, 1814-1820; Leipzig, 1823 (with scholia: in
Having at length gone through the school at Taunton, I was thence removed to Exeter College in Oxford, where I remained four years; at the end of which an accident took me off entirely from my studies; and hence, I may truly date the rise of all which happened to me afterwards in life.
And besides, I don't know that I particularly want to go to Oxford.
At Oxford, as throughout his life, he showed himself brilliant but not a close or careful student, and he was at that time theologically too rigid a Puritan to be interested in the Oxford Movement, then in its most intense stage.
But instead of having any thing to do, instead of having any profession chosen for me, or being allowed to chuse any myself, I returned home to be completely idle; and for the first twelvemonth afterwards I had not even the nominal employment, which belonging to the university would have given me; for I was not entered at Oxford till I was nineteen.