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[hur-ferd, her-uh- for 1, 2; her-uh-ferd for 3, 5; hur-ferd for 4]
  1. one of an English breed of red beef cattle having a white face and white body markings.
  2. one of an American breed of red hogs having white markings.
  3. a city in Hereford and Worcester, in W England: cathedral.
  4. a town in N Texas.
  5. Herefordshire.
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Historical Examples of hereford

  • To secure his influence, the Court offered him the bishopric of Hereford.

    The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)

    John Greenleaf Whittier

  • The first was the Bishop of Hereford, and a fine figure he cut, I wot.

  • You will see in the papers, that the Bishop of Hereford is dead.

  • Two years afterwards he was advanced to the see of Hereford.

  • But I've heard of a new man at Hereford—awfully good, they say—a wunner!

    Marriage la mode

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

British Dictionary definitions for hereford


  1. a city in W England, in Herefordshire on the River Wye: trading centre for agricultural produce; cathedral (begun 1079). Pop: 56 373 (2001)
  2. a hardy breed of beef cattle characterized by a red body, red and white head, and white markings
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