canterbury

[ kan-ter-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]
/ ˈkæn tərˌbɛr i, -bə ri /

noun, plural can·ter·buries.

a stand having sections for holding magazines, sheet music, or loose papers.
a supper tray with partitions for cutlery and plates.

Origin of canterbury

1840–50; after Canterbury, England

Definition for canterbury (2 of 2)

Canterbury

[ kan-ter-ber-ee, -buh-ree or, esp. British, -bree ]
/ ˈkæn tərˌbɛr i, -bə ri or, esp. British, -bri /

noun

a city in E Kent, in SE England: cathedral; early ecclesiastical center of England.
a municipality in E New South Wales, in SE Australia: a part of Sydney.

Related forms

Can·ter·bu·ri·an [kan-ter-byoo r-ee-uh n] /ˌkæn tərˈbyʊər i ən/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for canterbury (1 of 2)

canterbury

/ (ˈkæntəbərɪ, -brɪ) /

noun plural -buries antiques

a late 18th-century low wooden stand with partitions for holding cutlery and plates: often mounted on casters
a similar 19th-century stand used for holding sheet music, music books, or magazines

British Dictionary definitions for canterbury (2 of 2)

Canterbury

/ (ˈkæntəbərɪ, -brɪ) /

noun

a city in SE England, in E Kent: starting point for St Augustine's mission to England (597 ad); cathedral where St Thomas à Becket was martyred (1170); seat of the archbishop and primate of England; seat of the University of Kent (1965). Pop: 43 552 (2001)Latin name: Durovernum (ˌduːrəʊˈvɜːnəm, ˌdjʊə-)
a regional council area of New Zealand, on E central South Island on Canterbury Bight : mountainous with coastal lowlands; agricultural. Chief town: Christchurch. Pop: 520 500 (2004 est). Area: 43 371 sq km (16 742 sq miles)
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