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Hampton

[hamp-tuh n] /ˈhæmp tən/
noun
1.
Lionel, 1908–2002, U.S. jazz vibraphonist.
2.
Wade
[weyd] /weɪd/ (Show IPA),
1818–1902, Confederate general: U.S. senator 1879–91.
3.
a city in SE Virginia, on Chesapeake Bay.
4.
a town in SE New Hampshire.
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  • There be seven of them in all, lying off the town of Hampton on the mainland, about a league.

  • You must have driven, and you must drive Miss Hampton home again.

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray
  • He took her out of prison, and shortly after she was sent for to Hampton court.

  • Hampton did as Wright and Munford had done before him—went back to his men.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • About the 20th of April she withdrew to Hampton Court for entire quiet.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor W. Llewelyn Williams.
British Dictionary definitions for Hampton

Hampton1

/ˈhæmptən/
noun
1.
a city in SE Virginia, on the harbour of Hampton Roads on Chesapeake Bay. Pop: 146 878 (2003 est)
2.
a district of the Greater London borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, on the River Thames: famous for Hampton Court Palace (built in 1515 by Cardinal Wolsey)

Hampton2

/ˈhæmptən/
noun
1.
Christopher James. born 1946, British playwright: his works include When Did You Last See My Mother? (1964), the screenplay for the film Dangerous Liaisons (1988), the book for the musical Sunset Boulevard (1993), and the screenplay for the film Atonement (2007)
2.
Lionel. 1913–2002, US jazz-band leader and vibraphone player
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