Salisbury

[sawlz-ber-ee, -buh-ree, -bree or especially for 4, 5, salz-]
noun
  1. Harrison,1908–93, U.S. journalist and writer.
  2. Robert Arthur Tal·bot Gas·coyne Cecil [tawl-buh t gas-koin, tal-] /ˈtɔl bət ˈgæs kɔɪn, ˈtæl-/, 3rd Marquis of,1830–1903, British statesman: prime minister 1885–86, 1886–92, 1895–1902.
  3. former name of Harare.
  4. a city in Wiltshire, in S England: cathedral.
  5. a city in central North Carolina.
  6. a city in E Maryland.
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Contemporary Examples of salisbury

  • The photos were shot by Danny Clinch in the Salisbury House museum in Des Moines, Iowa.

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    May 1, 2012

  • There's an ancient joke about a young MP who, late in the 19th century, posed a question to the aged Marquess of Salisbury.

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    March 8, 2012

  • It was then that the counselors broke open a huge can of something called Salisbury steak and heated it over an open fire.

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    July 15, 2010

Historical Examples of salisbury


British Dictionary definitions for salisbury

Salisbury

1
noun
  1. the former name (until 1982) of Harare
  2. a city in S Australia: an industrial suburb of N Adelaide. Pop: 118 422 (2006)
  3. a city in S England, in SE Wiltshire: nearby Old Sarum was the site of an Early Iron Age hill fort; its cathedral (1220–58) has the highest spire in England. Pop: 43 355 (2001)Ancient name: Sarum Official name: New Sarum

Salisbury

2
noun
  1. Robert Gascoyne Cecil (ˈɡæskɔɪn), 3rd Marquess of Salisbury. 1830–1903, British statesman; Conservative prime minister (1885–86; 1886–92; 1895–1902). His greatest interest was in foreign and imperial affairs
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