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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.
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.
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.
After the approval of Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government of Sindh and the Higher Education Commission Sindh, the collaboration agreement between Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law (SZABUL) and Northampton University of UK has got an affirmation from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan which has conveyed its approval through a letter to the SZABUL.
NORTHAMPTON 32 OSPREYS 43 OSPREYS held off a stirring fightback from Northampton to secure their first win of the season in the Champions Cup.
Tenders are invited for Remediation of Water Infiltration Issues at the Northampton Police Department Facility
saracens v northampton Bt sport 1, 3pm THE Aviva Premiership trophy is up for grabs at Twickenham but it may be that today's showpiece final was won and lost last weekend, writes Graham Woods.
CHELTENHAM 1 NORTHAMPTON 1 CHELTENHAM Town threw away their early lead against League Two basement boys Northampton Town.
Burrell has impressed throughout the season for Northampton, where he has been playing in the number 12 jersey.
The 25-year-old Northampton Saints player - who began his career at LocKwood ParK and also played junior rugby league for the Giants - is included as injury cover with a message of encouragement from buoyant head coach Stuart Lancaster.

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