A breed of cattle used for high-quality beef, see w:Hereford (cattle)
A cow of the Hereford breed.
Origin of hereford
After Hereford, a former county of western England
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old English here (“army”), Welshhewr (“fort or castle”), or Proto-Indo-European + Old English + -ford
(see the discussion page regarding this etymology)
Hereford Sentence Examples
- The Hereford Map (c. 1280).
Gradually Durham, Short horn, Hereford and other stock were introduced to improve the native breeds, with results so satisfactory that now herds of threequarters-bred cattle are to be found in all parts of the country.
He was already king's chaplain; his appointment at Paris had been accompanied by promotion to the see of Hereford, and before he returned to take possession he was translated to the bishopric of London (October 1539) Hitherto Bonner had been known as a somewhat coarse and unscrupulous tool of Cromwell,a sort of ecclesiastical Wriothesley.
The king (Henry VIII.) happened at the time to be visiting in the immediate neighbourhood, and two of his chief counsellors, Gardiner, secretary of state, afterwards bishop of Winchester, and Edward Fox, the lord high almoner, afterwards bishop of Hereford, were lodged at Cressy's house.
George Airy was educated first at elementary schools in Hereford, and afterwards at Colchester Grammar School.