- Also called Hants. a county in S England. 1460 sq. mi. (3780 sq. km).
- Also called Hampshire Down. one of an English breed of sheep having a dark face, ears, and legs, noted for the rapid growth of its lambs.
- one of an English breed of black hogs having a broad band of white over the shoulders and front legs.
Examples from the Web for hampshire
Police in Hampshire must now decide whether to extradite the Kings back to England and file kidnapping and neglect charges.Desperate Parents Arrested After Fleeing Britain For Other Treatment Options for Son in Europe
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 2, 2014
William—absent Kate and Prince George—arrived by helicopter to Gosport Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Hampshire today.William Has a Tipple in the Line of Duty
May 12, 2014
That only happened after I moved back to Kenya after Hampshire College.Lupita Nyong’o On Her Magical Journey from Kenya to ‘12 Years A Slave’ and Possible Oscar Glory
February 22, 2014
More than a millennium later, archeologists in Hampshire believe they may have discovered his remains—inside a cardboard box.Scientists Find Remains of Alfred The Great Or King Edward The Elder
January 17, 2014
I have a mortgage worth of student debt, literally—my education cost almost exactly what my parent's house in New Hampshire did.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories
February 27, 2013
“And mine uncle was from the New Forest in Hampshire,” he said.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
I might chance to see hotter service in Hampshire than I have ever done in Gascony.
We are like to give you some work to do ere you see the downs of Hampshire once more.
The Hampshire knight was not a man to be disheartened by a reverse.
He was the son of a clothier in humble circumstances, at Romsey, in Hampshire, where he was born in 1623.Self-Help
- a county of S England, on the English Channel: crossed by the Hampshire Downs and the South Downs, with the New Forest in the southwest and many prehistoric and Roman remains: the geographical and ceremonial county includes Portsmouth and Southampton, which became independent unitary authorities in 1997. Administrative centre: Winchester. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 1 251 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 3679 sq km (1420 sq miles)Abbreviation: Hants
- Sir Stuart. 1914–2004, British philosopher: his publications include Thought and Action (1959), Two Theories of Morality (1977), and Innocence and Experience (1989)
Word Origin and History for hampshire
reduced from Old English Hamtunscir; named for the city of Southampton, which originally was simply Hamtun. Norman scribes mangled the county name to Hauntunescire, later Hantescire, hence the abbrev. Hants.