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Dur·ham 1

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


[After Durham, a county of northern England.]


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


(ˈdɜr əm, ˈdʌr-)

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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The pair, who had both been living at the Ozanam House hostel, on Dunholme Road in Elswick, were at Pumphrey's Bar in the Cloth Market, when at around 4.30pm Brand received a text from his friend, Nathan Aldus, asking him to call him.
Anthony." Mr Richardson had been living at the Ozanam House hostel on Dunholme Road, Elswick, where he befriended Brand.
Shariff Kalimba, 21, of Dunholme Road, Newcastle, and Tyler Duncan, 21, of Clive Place, Byker, have both pleaded guilty to assault and theft, while Naseem Aslam, 18, of Arndale House, Birtley, Gateshead, pleaded guilty to theft.
Stocklmeir Elementary School, 592 Dunholme Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94087.
e jury was told that Constable was a loving son to his mother and had travelled to her home in Dunholme, north of Lincoln, to help her out with her garden on the weekend of her death.
He was also in the news in December 2006, when a fire at the Zigzag kennels in Dunholme, Lincolnshire resulted in the deaths of over 30 greyhounds.
And another man, Jonathan McMullen of Dunholme Avenue in Netherfields, Middlesbrough had an order served upon him for two years.
At the end of the service, mourners burst into applause as the coffin was carried out of the cathedral for a private burial in Alexander's home village of Dunholme, near Lincoln.
The winner for July 16 is: CHEWS TO TRAVEL BY AIR from Mr P Smith of Dunholme. The runners-up are GUM DROP from Mrs V Mifsud of Erdington and GUM FLY WITH ME from Roger Hilliard of Erdington.
The accident happened outside Swineshead Farm near Dunholme just before 2pm yesterday.