- a stand having sections for holding magazines, sheet music, or loose papers.
- a supper tray with partitions for cutlery and plates.
Origin of canterbury
- a city in E Kent, in SE England: cathedral; early ecclesiastical center of England.
- a municipality in E New South Wales, in SE Australia: a part of Sydney.
Examples from the Web for canterbury
The Canterbury Tales was, Strohm writes, “one of the volumes around which the new trade would organize itself.”A Year In The Life of The Canterbury Tales’ Storied Beginnings
December 25, 2014
This is why there will not be much hand-wringing over the Archbishop of Canterbury confessing to doubting the existence of God.
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, says there are moments he thinks, “Is there a God?”
She sought out the Archbishop of Canterbury to talk about death.The Day the Fairytale Died
July 12, 2014
The role of the Archbishop of Canterbury is a complicated and delicate one.What the Archbishop of Canterbury Should Have Said About Gay Rights
April 13, 2014
It is a most splendid thing, mind you, to be Archbishop of Canterbury.
All the Archbishops of Canterbury since that time have been consecrated there.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
I 'd take Coulton's three-year-old for the Canterbury to-morrow, I would!Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
We may name, as an example, a case occurring at Canterbury, in 1524.Bygone Punishments
They were coming in force from Canterbury way down to the Marsh.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
- a late 18th-century low wooden stand with partitions for holding cutlery and plates: often mounted on casters
- a similar 19th-century stand used for holding sheet music, music books, or magazines
- a city in SE England, in E Kent: starting point for St Augustine's mission to England (597 ad); cathedral where St Thomas à Becket was martyred (1170); seat of the archbishop and primate of England; seat of the University of Kent (1965). Pop: 43 552 (2001)Latin name: Durovernum (ˌduːrəʊˈvɜːnəm, ˌdjʊə-)
- a regional council area of New Zealand, on E central South Island on Canterbury Bight : mountainous with coastal lowlands; agricultural. Chief town: Christchurch. Pop: 520 500 (2004 est). Area: 43 371 sq km (16 742 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for canterbury
Old English Cantware-buruh "fortified town of the Kentish people," from Cant-ware "the people of Kent" (see Kent). The Roman name was Duroverno, from Romano-British *duro- "walled town."
Pope Gregory the Great intended to make London, as the largest southern Anglo-Saxon city, the metropolitan see of southern England, but Christianity got a foothold first in the minor kingdom of Kent, whose heathen ruler Ethelbert had married a Frankish Christian princess. London was in the Kingdom of Essex and out of reach of the missionaries at first. Therefore, in part perhaps to flatter Ethelbert, his capital was made the cathedral city. Related: Canterburian.