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Runnymede

[ruhn-i-meed]
noun
  1. a meadow on the S bank of the Thames, W of London, England: reputed site of the granting of the Magna Charta by King John, 1215.
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Examples from the Web for runnymede

Historical Examples

  • Inspector Howlett and Sergeant Runnymede had also to repeat their evidence.

    The Big Bow Mystery

    I. Zangwill

  • That is one reason why I was living alone with my father in the cottage at Runnymede.

    News from Nowhere

    William Morris

  • But in the meantime hunting had been discontinued in the Runnymede country.

    The Duke's Children

    Anthony Trollope

  • All he wanted was to see the Runnymede hunt properly kept up.

    The Duke's Children

    Anthony Trollope

  • The first question had reference to the Mastership of the Runnymede hounds.

    The Duke's Children

    Anthony Trollope


British Dictionary definitions for runnymede

Runnymede

noun
  1. a meadow on the S bank of the Thames near Windsor, where King John met his rebellious barons in 1215 and acceded to Magna Carta
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Word Origin and History for runnymede

Runnymede

place in Surrey where the Magna Charta was signed, Middle English Ronimede, literally "meadow on the council island," from Old English runieg "council island," from run in sense of "council" (see rune).

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