- Also called Oxford shoe, Oxford tie. a low shoe laced over the instep.
- Also called oxford cloth. a cotton or synthetic fabric, in plain, twill, or basket weave, constructed on a pattern of two fine yarns woven as one warpwise and one loosely twisted yarn weftwise, for shirts, skirts, and summer sportswear.
Origin of oxford
- 1st Earl of. Harley, Robert.
- a city in S Oxfordshire, in S England, NW of London: university, founded in 12th century.
- a town in SW Ohio.
- a town in S Massachusetts.
- a town in N Mississippi, hometown of William Faulkner.
- Also called Oxford Down. one of an English breed of large, hornless sheep, noted for its market lambs and heavy fleece of medium length.
Examples from the Web for oxford
Seventy-two adults between the ages of 18 and 50 are participating in the trial, led by the pediatrics department at Oxford.The Race for the Ebola Vaccine
January 7, 2015
His Oxford shirts and matching boxers are, needless to say, woven.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech
January 6, 2015
His next book is Government against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences (Oxford) due out in January 2015.How Public Sector Unions Divide the Democrats
December 29, 2014
But my goodness, even the air around Oxford University is studious.Biking With the Bard
December 28, 2014
The theory was first floated in the 1950s by Professor Homer Dubs of Oxford University.The Chinese Town Descended From Romans?
December 4, 2014
Mr. Gladstone was again returned unopposed for the University of Oxford.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
You have never taken to study, else, as you know, I would have sent you to Oxford.Weighed and Wanting
Some years ago I lectured in Oxford on the subject of Education.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
The music was adapted from Athaliah, which, so far, had only been heard at Oxford.Handel
Edward J. Dent
A boy has been arrested for picking pockets in Oxford Street.
- a city in S England, administrative centre of Oxfordshire, at the confluence of the Rivers Thames and Cherwell: Royalist headquarters during the Civil War; seat of Oxford University, consisting of 40 separate colleges, the oldest being University College (1249), and Oxford Brookes University (1993); motor-vehicle industry. Pop: 143 016 (2001)Related word: Oxonian
- Also called: Oxford Down a breed of sheep with middle-length wool and a dark brown face and legs
- a type of stout laced shoe with a low heel
- a lightweight fabric of plain or twill weave used esp for men's shirts
- 1st Earl of. title of (Robert) Harley
Word Origin and History for oxford
university town in England, Middle English Oxforde, from Old English Oxnaforda (10c.) literally "where the oxen ford." In reference to a type of shoe laced over the instep, it is attested from 1721 (Oxford-cut shoes). Related: Oxfordian; Oxfordish; Oxfordist; Oxfordy.