a county in central England. 477 sq. mi. (1,235 sq. km).
- Also called Bedford [bed-ferd], /ˈbɛd fərd/, Beds [bedz] /bɛdz/ .
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How to use Bedfordshire in a sentence
Moore was treated on his 100th birthday with a Royal Air Force flyby above his home in Bedfordshire, 50 miles north of London, as street art of his face began appearing around the country.Capt. Tom Moore dies after covid diagnosis. The 100-year-old raised millions for Britain's NHS. | Jennifer Hassan, William Booth | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
In the year 1772 he obtained the rectory of Hockliffe in Bedfordshire, the first cure of souls he ever had.The Chronicles of Crime or The New Newgate Calendar. v. 1/2 | Camden Pelham
High Sheriff of Bedfordshire—visited many county and town jails.
She was born on the last day of May, 1441, at a large manor in Bedfordshire.Great Englishwomen | M. B. Synge
Yet a few months, and the quiet village of Toddington, in Bedfordshire, witnessed a still sadder funeral.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
We have seen how in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire the sokemen have fared ill; but still some are left there.Domesday Book and Beyond | Frederic William Maitland
British Dictionary definitions for Bedfordshire
a county of S central England, administered since 2009 by the unitary authorities of Bedford and Central Bedfordshire: mainly low-lying, with the Chiltern Hills in the south: the geographical county includes Luton, which became a separate unitary authority in 1997. Area (excluding Luton): 1192 sq km (460 sq miles): Abbreviation: Beds
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