Hereford meaning

hûr'fərd, hĕr'ə-fərd
A city of western England northwest of Gloucester. It is noted for its medieval cathedral, which was begun in the 1100s.
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Any of a breed of beef cattle developed in England and having a reddish coat with white face, chest, belly, and lower legs.
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Any of a breed of medium-sized beef cattle developed in Hereford, having a reddish body with a white face and belly.
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City in Hereford and Worcester, WC England, on the Wye.
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Former county of England (see Hereford and Worcester)
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A breed of cattle used for high-quality beef, see w:Hereford (cattle)
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A cow of the Hereford breed.
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Origin of hereford

  • After Hereford , a former county of western England
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old English here (“army”), Welsh hewr (“fort or castle”), or Proto-Indo-European + Old English +‎ -ford
    From Wiktionary
  • (see the discussion page regarding this etymology)
    From Wiktionary