Dictionary search results

Showing 1-13 of 13 results

Oxford1 US English

A city in central England, on the Thames River; population 146,100 (est. 2009). Oxford University is located here

Oxford2 US English

A type of lace-up shoe with a low heel

Oxford US English

A type of lace-up shoe with a low heel

Oxford cloth in Oxford2 US English

A heavy cotton cloth chiefly used to make shirts

Oxford bags US English

Wide baggy trousers

Oxford blue US English

A dark blue, typically with a purple tinge

Oxford Group US English

A Christian movement popularized in Oxford in the late 1920s, advocating discussion of personal problems by groups

Oxford Movement US English

A Christian movement started in Oxford, England, in 1833, seeking to restore traditional Catholic teachings and ceremony within the Church of England. Its leaders were John Keble, Edward Pusey, and (until he became a Roman Catholic) John Henry Newman. It formed the basis of the present Anglo-Catholic (or High Church) tradition

Oxford University US English

The oldest English university, comprising a federation of thirty-nine colleges, the first of which, University College, was formally founded in 1249. The university was established at Oxford soon after 1167

Oxford English Dictionary US English

The largest dictionary of the English language, edited in Oxford and originally issued in instalments between 1884 and 1928

Oxford shoe in Oxford2 US English

A type of lace-up shoe with a low heel

serial comma US English

A comma used after the penultimate item in a list of three or more items, before ‘and’ or ‘or’ (e.g., an Italian painter, sculptor, and architect)

Oxford Group in Moral Rearmament US English

An organization founded by the American Lutheran evangelist Frank Buchman (1878–1961) and first popularized in Oxford, England, in the 1920s (hence until about 1938 called the Oxford Group). It emphasizes personal integrity and confession of faults, cooperation, and mutual respect, especially as a basis for social transformation