What is Oxford?

  • (noun): A low shoe laced over the instep.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Oxford i/ˈɒksfərd/ is a city in central southern England. It is the county town of Oxfordshire, and forms a district within the county. It has a population of just under 165,000, of whom 153,900 live within the district boundary.

Read more about Oxford.

Some articles on Oxford:

Oxford, New York (disambiguation)
... Oxford, New York is the name of two locations in Chenango County, New York Town of Oxford Village of Oxford ...
Unetice Culture - Sources
... Cunliffe (ed.), The Oxford illustrated prehistory of Europe (Oxford, Oxford University Press 1994) ...
Clarendon Building
... Building is a landmark Grade I listed building in Oxford, England, owned by the University of Oxford ... It was built between 1711 and 1715 to house the Oxford University Press ... money also paid for the building of the Clarendon Laboratory in Oxford ...
John Lucas (philosopher) - Career Highlights
... Attended Balliol College, Oxford on a scholarship ... Harmsworth Senior Scholar, Merton College, Oxford ... John Locke Scholarship, Oxford University ...
Hertford College, Oxford - Notable Former Students
... Prime Minister John Selden, jurist, MP for Oxford University Jonathan Swift, satirist, poet, Anglican priest, author of Gulliver's Travels Magdalen Hall, old site 1448–1822 Samuel Daniel, poet ... See also CategoryAlumni of Hertford College, Oxford ...

More definitions of "Oxford":

  • (noun): A university town in northern Mississippi; home of William Faulkner.
  • (noun): A city in southern England northwest of London; site of Oxford University.

Famous quotes containing the word oxford:

    Christianity as an organized religion has not always had a harmonious relationship with the family. Unlike Judaism, it kept almost no rituals that took place in private homes. The esteem that monasticism and priestly celibacy enjoyed implied a denigration of marriage and parenthood.
    Beatrice Gottlieb, U.S. historian. The Family in the Western World from the Black Death to the Industrial Age, ch. 12, Oxford University Press (1993)