[ south-amp-tuhn, -hamp- ]
/ saʊθˈæmp tən, -ˈhæmp- /


Henry Wri·othes·ley [rahy-uhths-lee], /ˈraɪ əθs li/, 3rd Earl of, 1573–1624, English nobleman, soldier, and patron of writers, including William Shakespeare.
a former administrative county in S England: a part of Hampshire.
a town on SE Long Island, in SE New York: resort town.
a seaport in Hampshire county in S England. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for Southampton (1 of 2)

/ (saʊθˈæmptən, -ˈhæmp-) /


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)
a unitary authority in S England, in Hampshire. Pop: 221 100 (2003 est). Area: 49 sq km (19 sq miles)

British Dictionary definitions for Southampton (2 of 2)

/ (saʊθˈæmptən, -ˈhæmp-) /


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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