Blenheim

[ blen-uhm ]
/ ˈblɛn əm /

noun

village in S Germany, on the Danube: famous victory of the Duke of Marlborough over the French, 1704.

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?
German Blindheim.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for Blenheim

British Dictionary definitions for Blenheim (1 of 2)

Blenheim1
/ (ˈblɛnɪm) /

noun

a village in SW Germany, site of a victory of Anglo-Austrian forces under the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugène of Savoy that saved Vienna from the French and Bavarians (1704) during the War of the Spanish SuccessionModern name: Blindheim

British Dictionary definitions for Blenheim (2 of 2)

Blenheim2
/ (ˈblɛnɪm) /

noun

a type of King Charles spaniel having red-and-white markings
Also called: Blenheim orange
  1. a type of apple tree bearing gold-coloured apples
  2. the fruit of this tree

Word Origin for Blenheim

C19: named after Blenheim Palace
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012