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Southampton

[south-amp-tuh n, -hamp-]
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noun
  1. Henry Wri·othes·ley [rahy-uh ths-lee] /ˈraɪ əθs li/, 3rd Earl of,1573–1624, English nobleman, soldier, and patron of writers, including William Shakespeare.
  2. a former administrative county in S England: a part of Hampshire.
  3. a town on SE Long Island, in SE New York: resort town.
  4. a seaport in Hampshire county in S England.
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  • He is as big and brawny as Ascapart at the bar-gate at Southampton.

    The Armourer's Prentices

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • The place at his right had been vacant ever since they left Southampton.

  • "A telegram from Southampton, sir," announced Roland to Mr. Galloway.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • You will sell your commission, and sail for Calcutta by the next ship that leaves Southampton.

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon

  • What have you done with the luggage that was sent from Southampton?

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon


British Dictionary definitions for southampton

Southampton1

noun
  1. a port in S England, in Southampton unitary authority, Hampshire on Southampton Water (an inlet of the English Channel): chief English passenger port; university (1952); shipyards and oil refinery. Pop: 234 224 (2001)
  2. a unitary authority in S England, in Hampshire. Pop: 221 100 (2003 est). Area: 49 sq km (19 sq miles)
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Southampton2

noun
  1. 3rd Earl of, title of Henry Wriothesley. 1573–1624, English courtier and patron of Shakespeare, who dedicated Venus and Adonis (1593) and The Rape of Lucrece (1594) to him: sentenced to death (1601) for his part in the Essex rebellion but reprieved
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