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[wot-ferd] /ˈwɒt fərd/
a city in Hertfordshire, SE England, N of London. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • It is miserable land from Stanmore to Watford, where we get into Hertfordshire.

    Rural Rides William Cobbett
  • Our entry into Watford was still more in the nature of a triumph.

    The Motor Pirate George Sidney Paternoster
  • Miss Watford received me as kindly as before; Mimi, too, seemed glad to see me.

  • I had Bacon with me as far as Watford yesterday, and very pleasant.

  • Andrews was then employed in a brewery at Watford, and lived in a cottage with a strip of garden at the back.

  • He and Johnnie Goodall, now manager of Watford, made a great wing.

    Association Football John Cameron
  • Towards Stanmore and Watford, a third, perhaps, of the grass remains to be cut.

    Rural Rides William Cobbett
  • Oxhey (2 miles S. from Watford) is a hamlet on the Middlesex border.

    Hertfordshire Herbert W Tompkins
  • And all about the relief of a little town as big as—Watford, six thousand miles away.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for Watford


a town in SE England, in SW Hertfordshire: light industries, services. Pop: 120 960 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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