Hampshire

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Hamp·shire

 (hămp′shîr, -shər)
n.
1. Any of a breed of large sheep originating in England, having a black face and black ears and legs.
2. Any of a breed of swine originating in England and developed in the United States, having a black body with a white beltlike band around the shoulders and front legs.

[After Hampshire, a county of southern England.]

Hampshire

(ˈhæmpˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
n
(Placename) a county of S England, on the English Channel: crossed by the Hampshire Downs and the South Downs, with the New Forest in the southwest and many prehistoric and Roman remains: the geographical and ceremonial county includes Portsmouth and Southampton, which became independent unitary authorities in 1997. Administrative centre: Winchester. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 1 251 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 3679 sq km (1420 sq miles). Abbreviation: Hants

Hampshire

(ˈhæmpʃə)
n
(Biography) Sir Stuart. 1914–2004, British philosopher: his publications include Thought and Action (1959), Two Theories of Morality (1977), and Innocence and Experience (1989)

Hamp•shire

(ˈhæmp ʃɪər, -ʃər)

n.
a county in S England. 1,578,700; 1460 sq. mi. (3780 sq. km).
Also called Hants.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hampshire - a county of southern England on the English Channel
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Winchester - a city in southern England; administrative center of Hampshire
New Forest - an area of woods and heathland in southern Hampshire that was set aside by William I as Crown property in 1079; originally a royal hunting ground but now administered as parkland; noted for its ponies
2.Hampshire - British breed of hornless dark-faced domestic sheep
domestic sheep, Ovis aries - any of various breeds raised for wool or edible meat or skin