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Cam·bridge

 (kām′brĭj)
1. A city of east-central England north-northeast of London. It is the site of the University of Cambridge, established in the 1200s.
2. A city of eastern Massachusetts on the Charles River opposite Boston. Settled in 1630 as New Towne, it is known for its research and educational facilities, including Harvard University (founded in 1636), Radcliffe College (founded 1879, now part of Harvard), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1861).

Cambridge

(ˈkeɪmbrɪdʒ)
n
1. (Placename) a city in E England, administrative centre of Cambridgeshire, on the River Cam: centred around the university, founded in the 12th century: electronics, biotechnology. Pop: 117 717 (2001). Medieval Latin name: Cantabrigia
2. (Placename) short for Cambridgeshire
3. (Placename) a city in the US, in E Massachusetts: educational centre, with Harvard University (1636) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Pop: 101 587 (2003 est)

Cam•bridge

(ˈkeɪm brɪdʒ)

n.
1. a city in Cambridgeshire, in E England: famous university founded in 12th century. 113,800.
2. a city in E Massachusetts, near Boston. 90,290.
4. a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada. 79,920.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cambridge - a university in England
Cambridge - a city in eastern England on the River Cam; site of Cambridge University
2.Cambridge - a city in Massachusetts just to the north of Boston; site of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Harvard, Harvard University - a university in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT - an engineering university in Cambridge
Bay State, Massachusetts, Old Colony, MA - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
3.Cambridge - a city in eastern England on the River Cam; site of Cambridge University
Cambridge, Cambridge University - a university in England
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Cantabrigian - a resident of Cambridge
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A note couched in precise terms, containing special interrogatories, was then drawn up and addressed to the Observatory of Cambridge in Massachusetts.
The Director of the Cambridge Observatory to the President of the Gun Club at Baltimore.
On the 3d of July, 1775, he arrived at Cambridge, and took command of the troops which were besieging General Gage.
Their president, Barbicane, the promoter of the enterprise, having consulted the astronomers of the Cambridge Observatory upon the subject, took all necessary means to ensure the success of this extraordinary enterprise, which had been declared practicable by the majority of competent judges.
Cyril Overton, Trinity College, Cambridge, announced the arrival of an enormous young man, sixteen stone of solid bone and muscle, who spanned the doorway with his broad shoulders, and looked from one of us to the other with a comely face which was haggard with anxiety.
Perhaps if Angel had persevered he might have gone to Cambridge like his brothers.
The Cambridge History of English Literature,' now nearing completion in fourteen volumes (G.
But now the two great universities of Oxford and Cambridge were taking their place.
At Cambridge there are people to talk to," Helen echoed him, rhythmically and absent-mindedly.
She was pleased to be able to tell you that her son was at Cambridge, and it was with a little laugh that she spoke of the rush of dances to which her daughter, just out, was invited.
I shall have the pleasure of acknowledging the great assistance which I have received from several other naturalists, in the course of this and my other works; but I must be here allowed to return my most sincere thanks to the Reverend Professor Henslow, who, when I was an undergraduate at Cambridge, was one chief means of giving me a taste for Natural History, -- who, during my absence, took charge of the collections I sent home, and by his correspondence directed my endeavours, -- and who, since my return, has constantly rendered me every assistance which the kindest friend could offer.
His record at Charterhouse was so brilliant that when he went to Cambridge the Master of Trinity Hall went out of his way to express his satisfaction that he was going to that college.

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