- a city in E Cape of Good Hope province, in the central Republic of South Africa: diamond mines.
- Also Kim·ber·ly. a female given name.
Examples from the Web for kimberly
U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller could be about to start a legal revolution.Judge Could Smash Marijuana Law
November 4, 2014
Within weeks, a new roadblock appeared in the form of Arizona State Senator Kimberly Yee.Why Did America’s Only Pot Researcher Suddenly Get Fired?
July 10, 2014
Kimberly Munley was shot three times taking down Nidal Hasan in 2009.How the Army Betrayed the Hero of Fort Hood
April 4, 2014
“Betrayed is a good word,” Police Sgt. Kimberly Munley has said of the way the soldiers have been treated.Nidal Hasan’s Murders Termed ‘Workplace Violence’ by U.S.
August 6, 2013
The pal from his days at the University of Maryland, Kimberly Sauer, said Valle had texted her when his child was born.Cannibal Cop’s Dark Fetishes Detailed in Grisly Trial Testimony
February 27, 2013
Bonnie Bell was easy as Mrs. Kimberly would of been at her house.
Old Man Kimberly was a good sort; but to look at her you'd wonder why she married him.
In the salon Kimberly was closely surrounded and warmly congratulated.
But the shock had been too great, and the impression of Kimberly's recital remained.
The Kimberly diamonds are much the same as those from the De Beers mine.The Wonder Book of Knowledge
- a city in central South Africa; the capital of Northern Cape province: besieged (1899–1900) for 126 days during the Boer War; diamond-mining and -marketing centre, with heavy engineering works. Pop: 62 526 (2001)
- Also called: the Kimberleys a plateau region of NW Australia, in N Western Australia: consists of rugged mountains surrounded by grassland. Area: about 360 000 sq km (140 000 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for kimberly
fem. proper name, apparently from the place or surname Kimberley. Not much known in U.S. before 1946; a top-10 name for girls born there 1964-1977.
South African city, founded 1871; also region in northwest Australia; both named for John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley, who was British secretary of state for the colonies; the earldom is from a place in Norfolk, England (the name alsi is found in Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire). The second element is Old English leah "meadow, clearing in a woodland" (see lea), the first reflect various Old English personal names; the one in Norfolk appears first as Chineburlai (1086) and seems to be "clearing of a woman called Cyneburg."