[boo rn-muh th, bawrn-, bohrn-] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of bournemouth

Historical Examples of bournemouth

  • He could catch the Bournemouth Express, and change at Templecombe.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • I'll live anywhere except Bournemouth, Torquay, and Cheltenham.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • Margaret, distressed at the day's beginning, followed the Bournemouth steamer with her eyes.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • Effie went to Bournemouth, where she took a position as kennel maid.

    If Winter Don't

    Barry Pain

  • I caught him at Bournemouth, and after he told me a portion of the truth he managed to get away.

British Dictionary definitions for bournemouth


  1. a resort in S England, in Bournemouth unitary authority, Dorset, on the English Channel. Pop: 167 527 (2001)
  2. a unitary authority in SE Dorset. Pop: 163 700 (2003 est). Area: 46 sq km (17 sq miles)
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