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 (nôr-thămp′tən, nôrth-hămp′-)
A borough of central England north-northwest of London. Its Norman castle was the meeting place for parliaments from the 1100s to the 1300s.


(nɔːˈθæmptən; nɔːθˈhæmp-)
1. (Placename) a town in central England, administrative centre of Northamptonshire, on the River Nene: footwear and engineering industries. Pop: 189 474 (2001)
2. (Placename) short for Northamptonshire


(nɔrˈθæmp tən, nɔrθˈhæmp-)

1. a city in Northamptonshire, in central England. 187,200.
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Noun1.Northampton - the principal city of Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire - a county is central England
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I remember the delight with which some six months ago I picked up the first "Dolittle" book in the Hampshire bookshop at Smith College in Northampton. One of Mr.
About thirty years ago Miss Maria Ward, of Huntingdon, with only seven thousand pounds, had the good luck to captivate Sir Thomas Bertram, of Mansfield Park, in the county of Northampton, and to be thereby raised to the rank of a baronet's lady, with all the comforts and consequences of an handsome house and large income.
George's Fields, the Bank attacked, the Tower threatened, the streets of London flowing with blood, a detachment of the Twelfth Light Dragoons (the hopes of the nation) called up from Northampton to quell the insurgents, and the gallant Captain Frederick Tilney, in the moment of charging at the head of his troop, knocked off his horse by a brickbat from an upper window.
The first place I went to in the North, was Northampton, Mass., where I spent nearly a half-day in looking for a coloured family with whom I could board, never dreaming that any hotel would admit me.
"I invite you, friends, to join in praise for this signal deliverance from the hands of barbarians and infidels, to the comfortable and solemn tones of the tune called ' Northampton'."
Here is a new enterprise of Brook Farm, of Skeneateles, of Northampton: why so impatient to baptize them Essenes, or Port-Royalists, or Shakers, or by any known and effete name?
We diverted ourselves with bantering several other poor scholars, with hopes of being at least his lordship's chaplains and putting on a scarf; and thus having lived like quality indeed, as to expense, we went away for Northampton, and, in a word, in about twelve days' ramble came home again, to the tune of about #93 expense.
His right-foot shot from the left side of the penalty area from 18 yards out flew straight and true to find the bottom right-hand corner of the Northampton net, leaving Rachubka with no chance.
That being human nature, it's a load of Cobblers to criticise Northampton Town for going all big-time over their FA Cup tie at home to Manchester United a week tomorrow.
Having fought his way back to full fitness, Northampton star John replaces Andy Henderson while Martin reclaims the No6 shirt, with Jason White moving over into the second row in preference to Stuart Grimes.
Gavin Kerr (32), of Clinton Road, Far Cotton, Northampton; Colin Kerr (31) of Elderstump House, Kislingbury Road, Rothersthorpe, Northampton; and Robert Evans (31), of Thorn Hill, Briar Road, Northampton, are all face accused of the murder of Peter Cohen on November 14 last year.
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