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[keym-brij] /ˈkeɪm brɪdʒ/
a city in Cambridgeshire, in E England: famous university founded in 12th century.
a city in E Massachusetts, near Boston.
a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada.
a city in E Ohio.
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pre-Cambridge, adjective Unabridged
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  • And of course I was proud when he got his double blue at Cambridge.

    The Comrade In White W. H. Leathem
  • We did not meet at the university; he went to Oxford, and I to Cambridge.

  • You and I are to go to Cambridge Terrace about four o'clock to see my uncle.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • Yet there were some things she could remember on the other side, dating also from Corry's Cambridge years.

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • She was the daughter of his Cambridge tutor—penniless, pretty, and musical.

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
British Dictionary definitions for Cambridge


a city in E England, administrative centre of Cambridgeshire, on the River Cam: centred around the university, founded in the 12th century: electronics, biotechnology. Pop: 117 717 (2001) Medieval Latin name Cantabrigia
short for Cambridgeshire
a city in the US, in E Massachusetts: educational centre, with Harvard University (1636) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Pop: 101 587 (2003 est)
adjective Cantabrigian
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Cambridge

Old English Grontabricc (c.745) "Bridge on the River Granta" (a Celtic river name, of obscure origin). The change to Cante- and later Cam- was due to Norman influence. The river name Cam is a back-formation in this case, but Cam also was a legitimate Celtic river name, meaning "crooked."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Cambridge in Culture

Cambridge definition

City in Massachusetts, near Boston.

Note: Location of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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