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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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  • The smoothly ordered life of the Oronta's saloon passengers was very much that of a first-class seaside hotel, say in Bournemouth.

    The Record of Nicholas Freydon A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
  • Effie went to Bournemouth, where she took a position as kennel maid.

    If Winter Don't Barry Pain
  • The Bournemouth clay beds belong to the Middle Eocene period.

  • He could catch the Bournemouth Express, and change at Templecombe.

    Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine
  • Do you not wish that you had taken my advice now, and gone down to Bournemouth?'

    Uncle Max Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • I'll live anywhere except Bournemouth, Torquay, and Cheltenham.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Still travelling back in an easterly direction, we come to Broadstone, in Dorsetshire, not far from Bournemouth.

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)
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