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Ox·ford

 (ŏks′fərd)
1. A city of south-central England on the Thames River west-northwest of London. The internationally famous Oxford University, founded in the 1100s, still dominates the city center.
2. A city of northern Mississippi south-southeast of Memphis, Tennessee. It is the seat of the University of Mississippi ("Ole Miss"), established in 1844, and was William Faulkner's home town.

Oxford

, 17th Earl of Title of Edward de Vere. 1550-1604.
English courtier and poet who is believed by some to have written Shakespeare's plays.

ox·ford

 (ŏks′fərd)
n.
1. A sturdy, low shoe that laces over the instep.
2. A cotton cloth of a tight basket weave, used primarily for shirts.

[After OxfordEngland.]

Oxford

(ˈɒksfəd)
n
1. (Placename) a city in S England, administrative centre of Oxfordshire, at the confluence of the Rivers Thames and Cherwell: Royalist headquarters during the Civil War; seat of Oxford University, consisting of 40 separate colleges, the oldest being University College (1249), and Oxford Brookes University (1993); motor-vehicle industry. Pop: 143 016 (2001).
2. (Breeds) Also called: Oxford Down a breed of sheep with middle-length wool and a dark brown face and legs
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a type of stout laced shoe with a low heel
4. (Textiles) a lightweight fabric of plain or twill weave used esp for men's shirts

Oxford

(ˈɒksfəd)
n
(Biography) 1st Earl of. title of (Robert) Harley

ox•ford

(ˈɒks fərd)

n.
1. a low shoe laced over the instep.
2. Also called ox′ford cloth`. a cotton or synthetic fabric constructed in plain or basket weave and having a lustrous finish and soft hand, used for shirts, blouses, and sportswear.
[1900–05; after Oxford, England]

Ox•ford

(ˈɒks fərd)

n.
1. a city in S Oxfordshire, in S England, NW of London: university, founded in 12th century. 132,000.
3. Also called Ox′ford Down′. one of an English breed of large sheep.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oxford - a city in southern England to the northwest of LondonOxford - a city in southern England to the northwest of London; site of Oxford University
Oxford University, Oxford - a university in England
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Oxonian - a native or resident of Oxford
2.Oxford - a university town in northern Mississippi; home of William Faulkner
Empire State of the South, Georgia, Peach State, GA - a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
3.oxford - a university in EnglandOxford - a university in England    
Oxford - a city in southern England to the northwest of London; site of Oxford University
4.oxford - a low shoe laced over the instep
saddle oxford, saddle shoe - an oxford with a saddle of contrasting color
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
Translations
Oxford
オックスフォード
Oxford

oxford

[ˈɒksfəd] N (US) → zapato m (de tacón bajo)

Oxford

nOxford nt; my brother is at Oxfordmein Bruder studiert in Oxford

Oxford

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Oxford bags
plsehr weite Hosen pl
Oxford blue
n Mitglied eines Oxforder Studentensportklubs, das für die Universität angetreten ist
Oxford English
nOxford-Englisch nt
Oxford shoe
ngeschnürter Halbschuh
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The city of dreaming spires, famed for its eye-catching university skyline and which attracts tens of thousands of tourists every year, has been publicly applauded for its dazzling public toilets.
SHE lives in the city of dreaming spires - but Teesside, rather than Oxford, is Maire McSorley's main artistic inspiration.
Their one and only previous meeting saw little between the two teams, Thunder beaten 27-22 in the city of dreaming spires.
With its close commuter links to London and its stunning architecture, Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, was named as the UK's least affordable city, where house prices are almost 10 times earnings.