hampton


< /weɪd/, 1818–1902, Confederate general: U.S. senator 1879–91.

  • a city in SE Virginia, on Chesapeake Bay.
  • a town in SE New Hampshire.
  • noun

    1. a city in SE Virginia, on the harbour of Hampton Roads on Chesapeake Bay. Pop: 146 878 (2003 est)
    2. a district of the Greater London borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, on the River Thames: famous for Hampton Court Palace (built in 1515 by Cardinal Wolsey)

    noun

    1. Christopher James. born 1946, British playwright: his works include When Did You Last See My Mother? (1964), the screenplay for the film Dangerous Liaisons (1988), the book for the musical Sunset Boulevard (1993), and the screenplay for the film Atonement (2007)
    2. Lionel. 1913–2002, US jazz-band leader and vibraphone player

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