[ dur-uhm, duhr- ]


  1. a county in NE England. 940 sq. mi. (2,435 sq. km).
  2. a city in this county.
  3. a city in N North Carolina.
  4. a town in SE New Hampshire.
  5. Animal Husbandry. Shorthorn.


/ ˈdʌrəm /


  1. a former administrative county of NE England; became a unitary authority in 2009; on the North Sea: rises to the N Pennines in the west: the geographical and ceremonial county includes the unitary authorities of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees (both part of Cleveland until 1996) and Darlington (created in 1997). Administrative centre: Durham. Pop (of Durham unitary authority): 494 200 (2003 est). Area (of Durham unitary authoritiy): 2434 sq km (940 sq miles) Dur.
  2. a city in NE England, administrative centre of Co Durham, on the River Wear: Norman cathedral; 11th-century castle (founded by William the Conqueror), now occupied by the University of Durham (1832). Pop: 42 939 (2001)
  3. a rare variety of shorthorn cattle See shorthorn

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Treyburn, a 132-bed, for-profit facility on the northeastern edge of Durham, was a short drive from the sisters’ homes.

The Biomilq researchers are now working from a whitewashed lab space in Durham, North Carolina, that they share with several other biotech startups.

The small bedroom community midway between Greensboro and Durham has been the site of ongoing racial justice demonstrations.

Barr has said Durham’s first priority is to investigate and charge criminal cases, though he will also probably produce a report detailing his findings.

“In more rural areas, this means bringing the vials to a central location and having the public come to the vaccine as much as possible,” Durham said.

Another encounter with apparent racism came when she finished at the very top of her class at Durham high school.

Yes, the minor-league baseball player memorably portrayed by Kevin Costner in Bull Durham.

J.D. Greear leads The Summit Church down the road from me in Durham, North Carolina.

Durham Academy wins the award for having the absolute coolest head and assistant head of school ever.

The Raleigh-Durham lab is a big coup for Price, and for his district.

When Edward reached Durham city, he was apprised of the passage of the Scots by a track of smoking ruins and devastated fields.

Together with Durham Castle, it monopolizes the summit of a hill which at its base is three-quarters surrounded by the river.

The main street of Durham in many places is barely wide enough for two vehicles to pass.

Durham, in common with mostPg 189 of the cathedrals, suffered severely at the hands of the Parliamentarians under Cromwell.

Durham, like Canterbury, is a town that is much favored by the artists, and deservedly so.


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