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[boo rn-muh th, bawrn-, bohrn-] /ˈbʊərn məθ, ˈbɔrn-, ˈboʊrn-/
a city in Dorset in S England: seashore resort. Unabridged
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  • He could catch the Bournemouth Express, and change at Templecombe.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • I'll live anywhere except Bournemouth, Torquay, and Cheltenham.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Margaret, distressed at the day's beginning, followed the Bournemouth steamer with her eyes.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Effie went to Bournemouth, where she took a position as kennel maid.

    If Winter Don't Barry Pain
  • I caught him at Bournemouth, and after he told me a portion of the truth he managed to get away.

    A Coin of Edward VII

    Fergus Hume
  • She asked me not to come to Bournemouth as arranged, but I went all the same.

    The Heart of Una Sackville Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Bournemouth is very proud of her Public Gardens, as she has every right to be.

British Dictionary definitions for Bournemouth


a resort in S England, in Bournemouth unitary authority, Dorset, on the English Channel. Pop: 167 527 (2001)
a unitary authority in SE Dorset. Pop: 163 700 (2003 est). Area: 46 sq km (17 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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