[ hamp-sheer, -sher ]

  1. Also called Hants. a county in S England. 1,460 sq. mi. (3,780 sq. km).

  2. Also called Hampshire Down . one of an English breed of sheep having a dark face, ears, and legs, noted for the rapid growth of its lambs.

  1. one of an English breed of black hogs having a broad band of white over the shoulders and front legs.

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British Dictionary definitions for Hampshire (1 of 2)


/ (ˈhæmpˌʃɪə, -ʃə) /

  1. a county of S England, on the English Channel: crossed by the Hampshire Downs and the South Downs, with the New Forest in the southwest and many prehistoric and Roman remains: the geographical and ceremonial county includes Portsmouth and Southampton, which became independent unitary authorities in 1997. Administrative centre: Winchester. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 1 251 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 3679 sq km (1420 sq miles): Abbreviation: Hants

British Dictionary definitions for Hampshire (2 of 2)


/ (ˈhæmpʃə) /

  1. Sir Stuart. 1914–2004, British philosopher: his publications include Thought and Action (1959), Two Theories of Morality (1977), and Innocence and Experience (1989)

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