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Cambridge

noun

  1. (university)  a university in England
    Synonyms: Cambridge University. Type of: university
  2. (Massachusetts)  a city in Massachusetts just to the north of Boston; site of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Type of: city. Part of: Massachusetts
  3. (England)  a city in eastern England on the River Cam; site of Cambridge University
    Type of: city. Part of: England

Etymology summary

Old English Grontabricc (about 745) "Bridge on the River Granta" (a Celtic river...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Cambridge | KAYM
(Coordinates: 52.205°N 0.119°E)

a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England. It lies in East Anglia, on the River Cam, about 50 miles north of London. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001, its population was 108,863, and was... (41 of 10339 words, pronunciation, 19 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Cambridge

Cambridge (disambiguation)

the county town of Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Cambridge may also refer to: University of Cambridge | Cambridge, Massachusetts, a city in the United States | Cambridge, Ontario, a city in Canada | Cambridge, Tasmania | Town of Cambridge, a Western ... (36 of 332 words, 52 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Cambridge (disambiguation)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Cambridge [Massachusetts, United States]

city, Middlesex county, eastern Massachusetts, U.S., situated on the north bank of the Charles River, partly opposite Boston. Originally settled as ... (21 of 489 words, 11 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/90646​/Cambridge

Cambridge [England, United Kingdom]

city, administrative and historic county of Cambridgeshire, England, home of the internationally known University of Cambridge. The city lies ... (19 of 620 words, 9 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/90641​/Cambridge

Cambridge [Ontario, Canada]

city, regional municipality of Waterloo, southeastern Ontario, Canada. It lies 55 miles west-southwest of Toronto. Cambridge was created in 1973 from ... (21 of 232 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/90640​/Cambridge

Cambridge [Maryland, United States]

city, seat of Dorchester county, eastern Maryland, U.S., on the Choptank River's south bank near Chesapeake Bay's eastern shore. Bisected by Cambridge ... (22 of 167 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/90645​/Cambridge

New World Dictionary:

Cambridge

city in east-central England: county seat of Cambridgeshire; site of Cambridge University: county district population 92,000 | "Cambridgeshire" | city ... (18 of 64 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cambridge

Collins Dictionary:

Cambridge | Camb. [abbreviation] | Cantabrigia [medieval Latin, sense-specific] | Cambridgeshire [medieval Latin, sense-specific]

a city in eastern England, administrative centre of Cambridgeshire, on the ... | short for "Cambridgeshire" | a city in the US, in eastern ... (22 of 486 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cambridge

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Cambridge

city (1991 population: 87,111) and district, Cambridgeshire, eastern central England, on the River Cam. The city, set in flat country, is most famous ... (23 of 172 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/world​/A​0810005​.html

Cambridge

city (1991 population: 92,772), southern Ontario, Canada, on the Grand River, northwest of Hamilton. It was formed in 1973 with the amalgamation of ... (23 of 69 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/world​/A​0810004​.html

American Heritage Dictionary:

Cambridge

A city of southeast Ontario, Canada, west-northwest of Hamilton. Population 110,372. | A municipal borough of east-central England on the Cam River ... (21 of 98 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cambridge

Oxford Dictionary:

Cambridge

a city in eastern England, the county town of Cambridgeshire; population 116,900 (2009 estimate). Cambridge University is located there. | a city in ... (22 of 63 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Cambridge

Random House Dictionary:

Cambridge | Camb. [abbreviation] | Cambridgeshire [synonym, sense-specific]

a city in Cambridgeshire, in eastern England: famous university founded in 12th century. Population: 103,900. | a city in eastern Massachusetts, near ... (21 of 48 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/cambridge

Merriam-Webster:

Cambridge | Cantabrigia [medieval Latin, sense-specific]

city eastern Massachusetts west of Boston population 101,355 | city Canada in southeastern Ontario population 120,371; includes former cities of Galt ... (20 of 43 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cambridge

Wiktionary:

Cambridge

A city in England famous for its university. | Cambridge University. | A city in Massachusetts, United States famous for being the location of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (30 of 39 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Cambridge

Encarta Dictionary:

Cambridge

university city in eastern England. It lies on the Cam River, and is the ... | city in Massachusetts. It's home to Harvard University, founded in ... (25 of 64 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861594282​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

Cambridge

Origin: Old English Grontabricc (about 745) "Bridge on the River Granta" (a Celtic river name, of obscure origin). The change to Cante- and ... (22 of 51 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=cambridge

New World Dictionary:

Cambridge

Origin: after the English city | after the English city | Middle English Caumbrigge from Old English Grantanbrycge, literally, bridge over the ... (19 of 25 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cambridge

Audio references

Wikipedia:

Cambridge

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Cambridge"

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Cambridge

Collins Dictionary:

Cambridge

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Cambridge"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cambridge

the Free Dictionary:

Cambridge

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Cambridge"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Cambridge"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Cambridge" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Cambridge

Google Dictionary:

Cambridge

Audio: English pronunciation of "Cambridge"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Cambridge

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Cambridge"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ggcamb​09 word=Cambridge

YourDictionary Audio:

Cambridge

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Cambridge" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cambridge

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