[huhn-ting-duh n-sheer, -sher]
- a former county in E England, now part of Cambridgeshire.
Also called Hun·ting·don, Hunts.
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Examples from the Web for huntingdon
I was commissioned by the king to apprehend the Earl of Huntingdon.Maid Marian
Thomas Love Peacock
The first thing Mr. Huntingdon did was to walk up to Annabella.The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
The village of Warboys, or Warbois, is situated in the neighbourhood of Huntingdon.The Superstitions of Witchcraft
Mr. Huntingdon moved uneasily, pondering the unpalatable advice.
"Act I, of a long and bloody civil war," said Mr. Huntingdon gravely.
- a town in E central England, in Cambridgeshire: birthplace of Oliver Cromwell. Pop (with Godmanchester): 20 600 (2001)
- Selina, Countess of Huntingdon. 1707–91, English religious leader, who founded a Calvinistic Methodist sect
- (until 1974) a former county of E England, now part of Cambridgeshire
Word Origin and History for huntingdon
Old English Huntandun (973) "Hill of the Huntsman" (or of a man called Hunta).
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