[ab-ing-duh n]


a town in S Oxfordshire, in S England, on the Thames: site of Benedictine abbey founded 7th century a.d.

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Historical Examples of abingdon

  • For which loss the brethren were greatly grieved—the brethren of Abingdon.


    Andrew Lang

  • Miss Abingdon had antiquated notions of a chaperon's duties.

    Peter and Jane

    S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan

  • The motion was opposed by the earls of Nottingham, Abingdon, and Paulet.

  • That year he led a company as far westward as Abingdon, Virginia.

  • At Abingdon, for example, the rents of many of the town tenements were assigned to it.

British Dictionary definitions for abingdon



a market town in S England, in Oxfordshire. Pop: 36 010 (2001)
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