[huhn-ting-duh n-sheer, -sher]


a former county in E England, now part of Cambridgeshire.

Also called Hun·ting·don, Hunts. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of huntingdon

  • She was miserable, because she was very much attached to my uncle, and asked Mr. Huntingdon to release her from the engagement.


    Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

  • It was eventually turned to a very different use, and converted into a lay chapel by the late Countess of Huntingdon.

  • The doctor had promised to dress his shoulder after he had attended to Mr. Huntingdon.

    Wee Wifie

    Rosa Nouchette Carey

  • I am not sure, however, that Mr. Huntingdon would have taken me, if he had been at liberty to make his own selection.

  • A few traits of his, indeed, there may be in Huntingdon, but they are not the worst of those depicted in that character.

British Dictionary definitions for huntingdon




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
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Word Origin and History for huntingdon


Old English Huntandun (973) "Hill of the Huntsman" (or of a man called Hunta).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper