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  1. John of Lancaster, Duke of,1389–1435, English regent of France.
  2. a city in N Texas.
  3. a city in NE Ohio, near Cleveland.
  4. a city in S Indiana.
  5. a city in NE Massachusetts.
  6. former name of North Bedfordshire.
  7. Bedfordshire.
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Examples from the Web for bedford

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Historical Examples

  • Most people have read his letter to his friend Bedford, announcing the death of one.

    Concerning Cats

    Helen M. Winslow

  • So she was still in the old neighborhood, near Bedford Square.

    Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ

    Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes

  • His license as pastor of the Baptist chapel at Bedford was issued on the 9th.


    James Anthony Froude

  • The women in Bedford, to whom Bunyan had opened his mind, had been naturally interested in him.


    James Anthony Froude

  • He had active supporters in the town of Bedford and among the gentlemen of the county.


    James Anthony Froude

British Dictionary definitions for bedford


  1. a town in SE central England, in Bedfordshire, on the River Ouse; administrative centre of Bedford unitary authority. Pop: 82 488 (2001)
  2. a unitary authority of SE central England. Pop: 154 900 (2007 est). Area: 480 sq km (185 sq miles)
  3. short for Bedfordshire
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  1. David . 1937–2011, British composer, influenced by rock music
  2. Duke of, title of John of Lancaster . 1389–1435, son of Henry IV of England: protector of England and regent of France (1422–35)
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