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1. A historic section of London, England. It includes Hampton Court Palace, built by Cardinal Wolsey in 1515 and appropriated by Henry VIII around 1526. George II was the last to use it as a royal residence, and much of the palace is now open to the public.
2. An independent city of southeast Virginia opposite Norfolk on Hampton Roads, the outlet of three rivers into Chesapeake Bay. Settled by colonists from Jamestown in 1610, the city was sacked by the British in the War of 1812 and was almost burned to the ground by Confederates in 1861 to prevent its occupation by Union troops.


1. (Placename) a city in SE Virginia, on the harbour of Hampton Roads on Chesapeake Bay. Pop: 146 878 (2003 est)
2. (Placename) a district of the Greater London borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, on the River Thames: famous for Hampton Court Palace (built in 1515 by Cardinal Wolsey)


1. (Biography) Christopher James. born 1946, British playwright: his works include When Did You Last See My Mother? (1964), the screenplay for the film Dangerous Liaisons (1988), the book for the musical Sunset Boulevard (1993), and the screenplay for the film Atonement (2007)
2. (Biography) Lionel. 1913–2002, US jazz-band leader and vibraphone player


(ˈhæmp tən)

1. Lionel, born 1913, U.S. jazz vibraphonist.
2. Wade, 1818–1902, Confederate general: U.S. senator 1879–91.
3. a city in SE Virginia, on Chesapeake Bay. 138,757.
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Noun1.Hampton - United States musician who was the first to use the vibraphone as a jazz instrument (1913-2002)
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Hampton, VA, October 27, 2016 --(PR.com)-- This past week, Doobert.com volunteers transported two stray Bosnian dogs to their new rescue in Hampton, VA.
Metzger of Hampton, VA; a sister-in-law, Annette Metzger of Westborough and several nieces and nephews.Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 8, at 10:00 A.M.
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An overview of the accomplishments and capabilities of NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
He received his bachelor's degree at Hampton University, Hampton, Va., and his master's degree at U.
Monday and told a dispatcher that the Hampton, Va., Waffle House where she worked was robbed, the Hampton Police Department said in a (http://i.cdn.turner.com/dr/teg/tsg/release/sites/default/files/assets/aprilfool.jpg) news release .
Before AdvancePath, Carter was the marketing manager/director with Perfect Commerce in Hampton, Va., where she developed and maintained marketing programs for the company's North American and European sales groups.
Ikaria, Inc., Hampton, VA and Melbourne, Australia, announced Lucassin (terlipressin) has been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia for the treatment of Hepatorenal Syndrome Type 1 (HRS 1) in patients who are actively being considered for a liver transplant.
Single crystal silicon is the standard material for prevailing chipsets, but NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., has developed a semiconductor material for ultra-fast microelectronic applications that carries charge mobility to a new level while at the same time revealing an entirely new bandgap engineering technology.
Zel Technologies LLC, Hampton, VA, is being awarded a $7,382,410 cost plus fixed fee contract to provide research and development efforts relative to understanding oceanographic phenomenon.
The 2007 Department of Defense Modeling and Simulation Conference will be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, in Hampton, Va., May 7-11, 2007.
City officials and other key decision-makers are invited to Hampton, Va., on April 22-24 to learn about the city's award-winning Youth Civic Engagement model.