Bedford

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Bedforde, Bedeford, from Old English Bedaford, Bedanford, equivalent to Bede's +‎ ford.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɛdfəd/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Bed‧ford

Proper noun[edit]

Bedford

  1. Place names:
    1. A town, the county town of Bedfordshire, England.
    2. A unitary authority with borough status in Bedfordshire, England.
    3. A city, the county seat of Lawrence County, Indiana, United States.
    4. A small city, the county seat of Taylor County, Iowa, United States.
    5. A small city, the county seat of Trimble County, Kentucky, United States.
    6. A town in Massachusetts.
    7. A town in New Hampshire.
    8. An extremely affluent town in Westchester County, New York.
    9. A community in Nova Scotia, Canada.
    10. A city in Ohio.
    11. A borough, the county seat of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States.
    12. A city and township in Quebec, Canada.
    13. A town in Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    14. A city in Texas.
    15. A town, the county seat of Bedford County, Virginia, United States.
    16. A census-designated place in Wyoming.
  2. A truck formerly manufactured by the Bedford company, a subsidiary company of Vauxhall Motors.
  3. An English dukedom.
  4. A surname.

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