Definition of Oxford

1. Noun. A city in southern England to the northwest of London; site of Oxford University.

Terms within: Oxford University
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: England
Member holonyms: Oxonian
Derivative terms: Oxonian

2. Noun. A university town in northern Mississippi; home of William Faulkner.
Generic synonyms: Town
Group relationships: Empire State Of The South, Ga, Georgia, Peach State

3. Noun. A university in England.
Exact synonyms: Oxford University
Generic synonyms: University
Derivative terms: Oxonian

4. Noun. A low shoe laced over the instep.
Specialized synonyms: Saddle Oxford, Saddle Shoe
Generic synonyms: Shoe

Definition of Oxford

1. a. Of or pertaining to the city or university of Oxford, England.

Definition of Oxford

1. Proper noun. A city in England famous for its university. ¹

2. Proper noun. (w Oxford University) ¹

3. Noun. A variety of shoe, typically made of heavy leather. ¹

4. Noun. (by ellipsis) An Oxford Dictionary. ¹

5. Noun. (alternative capitalization of Oxford) (cloth) ¹

6. Noun. A shoe of a particular sort. ¹

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Definition of Oxford

1. a type of shoe [n -S] - See also: shoe

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Literary usage of Oxford

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1922)
"oxford Bibles and Religious Book Week April 2-8 THE BIBLE is considered ... It is important to have a good stock of oxford Bibles for Religious Book Week. ..."

2. The Universities of Europe in the Middle Ages by Hastings Rashdall (1895)
"The History and Antiquities of the University of oxford, in its original dress ... Gutch, oxford, 1786. His Fasti Oxonienses was published as an Appendix to ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"[Among the manuscripts of St. John's College, oxford, are several early live«. Especially to be noticed are the History of the college by J. Taylor, DCL, ..."

4. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1884)
"oxford never seemed so beautiful to me, as when, last year, ... oxford is especially attractive in summer. Nature, with her flowers and ivy, seems to link ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Cost of living in oxford university. AB 122:318-19 Mr 15 49 Modern history in oxford. ... Spec 123:299-300 S 6 '19 oxford revisited in war time; poem. ..."

6. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1908)
"For two years, or thereabouts, oxford and Bolingbroke had been counter-working each other, and their contention now came to a sudden and startling climax. ..."

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