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[ oks-ferd ]
/ ˈɒks fərd /
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noun
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.
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Origin of oxford

1580–90; named after Oxford, the city in S Oxfordshire, England.

Other definitions for oxford (2 of 2)

Oxford
[ oks-ferd ]
/ ˈɒks fərd /

noun
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British Dictionary definitions for oxford (1 of 2)

Oxford1
/ (ˈɒksfəd) /

noun
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

British Dictionary definitions for oxford (2 of 2)

Oxford2
/ (ˈɒksfəd) /

noun
1st Earl of. title of (Robert) Harley
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