[hahr-ferd-sheer, -sher, hahrt-]
- a county in SE England. 631 sq. mi. (1635 sq. km).
Also called Hertford, Herts [hahrts, hurts] /hɑrts, hɜrts/.
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Examples from the Web for hertfordshire
Victoria Adams was born to middle-class parents in the affluent county of Hertfordshire.What The Hell is Posh Spice Doing At The UN?
September 29, 2014
Sean McGovern of Hertfordshire, England, struggled with Janopause, but reaped unexpected rewards.The 'Janopause' Detox Debate
January 9, 2012
She told him against her better judgment that Howards End was in Hertfordshire.Howards End
E. M. Forster
But the Wychecombes of Hertfordshire, I have always heard were of our family, and legitimate.The Two Admirals
J. Fenimore Cooper
Penn married in 1672, and took up his abode at Rickmansworth, in Hertfordshire.
Richard was born in Shoreditch, and his father came from Hertfordshire.A Life of William Shakespeare
Yes, you went down into Hertfordshire; you were away for six weeks.How It All Came Round
L. T. Meade
- a county of S England, bordering on Greater London in the south: mainly low-lying, with the Chiltern Hills in the northwest; largely agricultural; light industries, esp in the new towns. Administrative centre: Hertford. Pop: 1 040 900 (2003 est). Area: 1634 sq km (631 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for hertfordshire
Old English Heortfordscir, from Herutford (731), literally "ford frequented by harts."
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