A city of central England north of Leicester. Charles I raised his standard here in 1642, marking the beginning of the English Civil War. The city was historically a center for the manufacture of textiles, lace, and hosiery.
< OE Snotingaham < Snoting, people of Snot (< Snot, personal name < snotor, wise + -inga, patronymic suffix) + ham, home
Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
Nottingham Sentence Examples
The large industrial population of the town is occupied in the manufacture of lace, which extended hither from Nottingham; there are also railway carriage works.
He was created earl of Nottingham in 1596 and died in 1624.
He went to Nottingham, in the hope of being able to support himself by teaching French and Italian.
In May he defeated a greatly superior royalist force at Grantham, proceeding afterwards to Nottingham in accordance with Essex's plan of penetrating into Yorkshire to relieve the Fairfaxes; where, however, difficulties, arising from jealousies between the officers, and the treachery of John Hotham, whose arrest Cromwell was instrumental in effecting, obliged him to retire again to the association, leaving the Fairfaxes to be defeated at Adwalton Moor.
He died at Holme-Pierrepoint, near Nottingham, on the 9th of December 1683, of smallpox.