2. Noun. the main intersection in a town ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Carfax
1. a place where four roads meet [n -ES]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Carfax
Literary usage of Carfax
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publications by Oxford Historical Society, Bostonian Society (1895)
"-¡d; the smith's bill for worke at St. Marie's and the conduit at carfax, ... t° Thomas Robinson, mason, severall bills for the conduit at carfax, noli, ..."
2. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1899)
"The depth of added soil which caps the hill at carfax ... Christ Church to carfax. P. 11 a. ' Proceeding, therefore from this Gate onwards to ..."
3. Alden's Oxford Guide by Edward C. Alden, Harry Paintin (1904)
"(gp Train Cars now run at Penny Fares on the following routes, to and from "carfax":—1. The Railway Stations, via Queen-street; 2. ..."
4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1837)
"carfax CHURCH, OXFORD. (With a Plate.) THE accompanying plate presents a scene well known ... The foundation of the church of St. Martin at carfax (that is, ..."
5. The Early History of Oxford, 727-1100: Preceded by a Sketch of the Mythical by James Parker (1885)
"... rows of houses thickening as they neared the castle, thinning as they neared carfax. Thus in a natural way the four quarters of Oxford would be formed. ..."
6. Putnam's Magazine (1908)
"In the carfax exhibition were two companion drawings, the "Death of the Virgin" and the " Death of Joseph." In each of these the background of the figures ..."
7. Oxford by Robert Peel, Harry Christopher Minchin (1906)
"The old Church of St. Martin's at carfax was pulled down in 1896, and only the tower left. St. Martin's was the church of the city fathers, as St. Mary's ..."