I. noun Etymology: County Durham, England Date: 1810 shorthorn II. geographical name 1. city NE central North Carolina NW of Raleigh population 187,035 2. county N England bordering on North Sea area 974 square miles (2523 square kilometers), population 589,800 3. city, its capital, S of Newcastle population 26,422

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  • Durham — Durham, CA U.S. Census Designated Place in California Population (2000): 5220 Housing Units (2000): 1986 Land area (2000): 81.803499 sq. miles (211.870081 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.115381 sq. miles (0.298836 sq. km) Total area (2000):… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • DURHAM — DURHAM, city in North Carolina, U.S. Jewish communal life formed in the late 1870s as the agrarian village grew into a New South industrial town. The Jewish population, with neighboring Chapel Hill, rose from 40 in 1880 to 305 in 1910. As the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Durham — es un condado en el noroeste de Inglaterra, en el Reino Unido. Su capital es Durham Es un condado de fuertes contrastes: la zona interior está escasamente poblada mientras que el litoral está altamente urbanizado. Durante un tiempo fue uno de los …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • durham — DÚRHAM s. (zool.) shorthorn. (durham este o rasă de taurine.) Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime  dúrham s. n., pl. dúrhame Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  DURHÁM s.n. Rasă englezească de taurine, cu cap… …   Dicționar Român

  • durham — [ dyram ] n. et adj. • 1855; nom d un comté angl. ♦ Bovin d une race sélectionnée, originaire du Durham. Durham (John George Lambton, 1er comte de) (1792 1840) homme politique britannique. Gouverneur du Canada (1838), il oeuvra à la formation de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Durham — Dur ham, n. One or a breed of short horned cattle, originating in the county of Durham, England. The Durham cattle are noted for their beef producing quality …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Durham — • Ancient Catholic Diocese of Durham. Owing to its geographical position on the Scottish border, the successive bishops were led to assume constitutional and political functions in addition to their spiritual office Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Durham — (spr. dörrĕm), Grafschaft in Nordengland, 2619 qkm, (1901) 1.187.324 E.; Steinkohlen (jährliche Ausbeute gegen 25 Mill. t). – Die Hauptstadt D., am Wear, 14.641 E., Kathedrale (1030 1480) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Durham — c.1000, Dunholm city on a hill, a merger of O.E. dun hill (see DOWN (Cf. down) (n.2)) and Scandinavian holmr (see HOLM (Cf. holm)). The change from n to r is a result of Norman confusion (see SHREWSBURY (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • Durham — Durham1 [dʉr′əm] n. [see DURHAM2: after the county, where orig. bred] former name for SHORTHORN Durham2 [dʉr′əm] 1. county in N England, on the North Sea: 938 sq mi (2,429 sq km); pop. 593,000 2. its county seat, on the Wear: county district pop …   English World dictionary

  • Durham — For the U.S. city, see Durham, North Carolina. For other uses, see Durham (disambiguation). Coordinates: 54°46′34″N 1°34′24″W / 54.7761°N 1.5733°W …   Wikipedia

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