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[lam-bith] /ˈlæm bɪθ/
a borough of Greater London, England. Unabridged
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  • Let us now shift the scene, if you please to Mr. Luker's house at Lambeth.

    The Moonstone Wilkie Collins
  • Vauxhall: in Surrey, in the parish of Lambeth, on the south of the Thames.

    The History of London Walter Besant
  • I dined yesterday at Lambeth, at the Archbishop's public dinner, the handsomest entertainment I ever saw.

  • In Lambeth Church there is a painting of a man with a dog on one of the windows.

    Anecdotes of Dogs Edward Jesse
  • Four Nonconformist ministers accordingly went down to Lambeth to converse on the subject.

  • I dined again at Lambeth Palace yesterday—a farewell dinner.

    A Temporary Dead-Lock Thomas A. Janvier
  • The powder had already been procured from Flanders, and deposited in the house at Lambeth.

    Guy Fawkes Thomas Lathbury
  • It was you that told him of the stand of coaches in the Lambeth Road?

  • When the evening was over, and Anthony was rising to return to Lambeth, Mr. Buxton put his hand on his arm.

    By What Authority? Robert Hugh Benson
  • Arrived at Lambeth, he was left to repose after his fatigues and excitements.

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


a borough of S Greater London, on the Thames: contains Lambeth Palace (the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury). Pop: 268 500 (2003 est). Area: 27 sq km (11 sq miles)
the Archbishop of Canterbury in his official capacity
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Lambeth

used metonymically for "Church of England, Archbishop of Canterbury," 1859, from the archbishop's palace in Lambeth, a South London borough. The Lambeth Walk was a Cockney song and dance, popularized in Britain 1937 in the revue "Me and my Gal," named for a street in the borough. The place name is Old English lambehyðe, "place where lambs are embarked or landed."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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