Cathedral in Durham.
Durham definition by Webster's New World
Origin: see Durham: after the county, where origin, originally bred
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- county in N England, on the North Sea: 938 sq mi (2,429 sq km); pop. 593,000
- its county seat, on the Wear: county district pop. 89,000
- city in north central N.C.: pop. 187,000
Durham definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A city of north-central North Carolina east of Greensboro. Settled c. 1750, it is the seat of Duke University (founded 1838). Population: 209,000.
Origin: After Durham, a county of northern England.