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[south-amp-tuh n, -hamp-] /saʊθˈæmp tən, -ˈhæmp-/
Henry Wriothesley
[rahy-uh ths-lee] /ˈraɪ əθs li/ (Show IPA),
3rd Earl of, 1573–1624, English nobleman, soldier, and patron of writers, including William Shakespeare.
a former administrative county in S England: a part of Hampshire.
a town on SE Long Island, in SE New York: resort town.
a seaport in Hampshire county in S England. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He is as big and brawny as Ascapart at the bar-gate at Southampton.

    The Armourer's Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The place at his right had been vacant ever since they left Southampton.

  • "A telegram from Southampton, sir," announced Roland to Mr. Galloway.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • You will sell your commission, and sail for Calcutta by the next ship that leaves Southampton.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • What have you done with the luggage that was sent from Southampton?

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • He had got his marching orders and was to sail in the Somali from Southampton.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • The negotiations in Southampton about the cabin had been carried on with Mr. Donovan.

    The Island Mystery George A. Birmingham
  • Anne Warridge did, when they looted her Southampton place, some time ago.

    Nobody Louis Joseph Vance
  • I will place it in some one of our popular ports, say Southampton.

    A Day's Ride Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for Southampton


/saʊθˈæmptən; -ˈhæmp-/
a port in S England, in Southampton unitary authority, Hampshire on Southampton Water (an inlet of the English Channel): chief English passenger port; university (1952); shipyards and oil refinery. Pop: 234 224 (2001)
a unitary authority in S England, in Hampshire. Pop: 221 100 (2003 est). Area: 49 sq km (19 sq miles)


/saʊθˈæmptən; -ˈhæmp-/
3rd Earl of, title of Henry Wriothesley. 1573–1624, English courtier and patron of Shakespeare, who dedicated Venus and Adonis (1593) and The Rape of Lucrece (1594) to him: sentenced to death (1601) for his part in the Essex rebellion but reprieved
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