- a city in E Cape of Good Hope province, in the central Republic of South Africa: diamond mines.
- Also Kim·ber·ly. a female given name.
Examples from the Web for kimberley
The Kimberley Process for tracking conflict diamonds officially suspended CAR one year ago.The Curse of CAR: Warlords, Blood Diamonds, and Dead Elephants
May 25, 2014
What I'm prepared to do....is to run this story and keep Kimberley name out of it.
In the long and tense exchange Coulson tells the home secretary that he knows about his affair with Kimberley Quinn.
“Kari, be strong and hold on to your beautiful children,” wrote Kimberley.Military Wives Rally Around Wife of Accused Afghanistan Shooter Robert Bales
March 22, 2012
While in the wilderness of Kimberley in Western Australia, Bear realizes that he is getting low on water.‘Fear Factor’ Donkey Semen, More Gross Things Eaten on TV (Video)
February 3, 2012
This policy, however, has incidentally reduced the population of Kimberley.Impressions of South Africa
The vast wealth which he won in Kimberley is fulfilling a noble purpose.Victorian Worthies
George Henry Blore
A town was built round it, which has grown into the modern Kimberley.Chatterbox, 1905.
The principal "pipes" are at Kimberley (28,718), in Griqualand.Up To Date Business
All the Kimberley mines are now consolidated under one company.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
- a city in central South Africa; the capital of Northern Cape province: besieged (1899–1900) for 126 days during the Boer War; diamond-mining and -marketing centre, with heavy engineering works. Pop: 62 526 (2001)
- Also called: the Kimberleys a plateau region of NW Australia, in N Western Australia: consists of rugged mountains surrounded by grassland. Area: about 360 000 sq km (140 000 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for kimberley
South African city, founded 1871; also region in northwest Australia; both named for John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley, who was British secretary of state for the colonies; the earldom is from a place in Norfolk, England (the name alsi is found in Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire). The second element is Old English leah "meadow, clearing in a woodland" (see lea), the first reflect various Old English personal names; the one in Norfolk appears first as Chineburlai (1086) and seems to be "clearing of a woman called Cyneburg."