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Huntingdonshire

[huhn-ting-duh n-sheer, -sher]
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noun
  1. a former county in E England, now part of Cambridgeshire.
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Also called Hun·ting·don, Hunts.
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Historical Examples

  • 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 village of Warboys, or Warbois, is situated in the neighbourhood of Huntingdon.

  • Mr. Huntingdon moved uneasily, pondering the unpalatable advice.

    Macaria

    Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

  • "Act I, of a long and bloody civil war," said Mr. Huntingdon gravely.

    Macaria

    Augusta Jane Evans Wilson


British Dictionary definitions for huntingdon

Huntingdon1

noun
  1. a town in E central England, in Cambridgeshire: birthplace of Oliver Cromwell. Pop (with Godmanchester): 20 600 (2001)
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Huntingdon2

noun
  1. Selina, Countess of Huntingdon. 1707–91, English religious leader, who founded a Calvinistic Methodist sect
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Huntingdonshire

noun
  1. (until 1974) a former county of E England, now part of Cambridgeshire
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Word Origin and History for huntingdon

Huntingdon

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

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