Hampshire meaning

hămpshîr, -shər
(place) Former county of England including present-day Hampshire & the Isle of Wight.
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Any of a breed of large sheep originating in England, having a black face and black ears and legs.
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Any of a breed of swine originating in England and developed in the United States, having a black body with a white beltlike band around the shoulders and front legs.
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(place) County on the S coast of England: 1,459 sq mi (3,779 sq km)
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A maritime county in the south of England bordered by Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Dorset, Wiltshire and the English Channel separating it from the Isle of Wight; the county town is Winchester.
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Origin of hampshire

  • After Hampshire , a county of southern England

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • English ham + shire (county). The 'p' evolved phonetically between [m] and [sh], as with Thom'plural'son.

    From Wiktionary