- a borough of Greater London, England.
Examples from the Web for lambeth
Arrived at Lambeth, he was left to repose after his fatigues and excitements.The Reign of Mary Tudor
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He died at Lambeth and was buried in the parish church there.
He died at Lambeth, and lies buried in the parish church there.
Vauxhall: in Surrey, in the parish of Lambeth, on the south of the Thames.The History of London
They took a small house in Lambeth for the first twelve months.Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
George Otto Trevelyan
- a borough of S Greater London, on the Thames: contains Lambeth Palace (the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury). Pop: 268 500 (2003 est). Area: 27 sq km (11 sq miles)
- the Archbishop of Canterbury in his official capacity
Word Origin and History for lambeth
used metonymically for "Church of England, Archbishop of Canterbury," 1859, from the archbishop's palace in Lambeth, a South London borough. The Lambeth Walk was a Cockney song and dance, popularized in Britain 1937 in the revue "Me and my Gal," named for a street in the borough. The place name is Old English lambehyðe, "place where lambs are embarked or landed."