Oxford vs Oxfordian - What's the difference?

oxford | oxfordian |

As nouns the difference between oxford and oxfordian

is that oxford is (oxford) (cloth) while oxfordian is a native or resident of oxford.

As a proper noun oxfordian is

(geology) the age from 1635±10 ma to 1573±10 ma or the stage of rocks (chiefly coral-derived limestones) deposited during it.

As an adjective oxfordian is

of or pertaining to oxford or its residents.



Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • A city in England famous for its university.
  • (Oxford University)
  • A city in Alabama
  • A city in Arkansas
  • A town in Connecticut
  • An unincorporated community in Florida
  • A city in Georgia, USA
  • A city in Idaho
  • A town in Indiana
  • A city in Iowa
  • A city in Kansas
  • An unincorporated community in Kentucky
  • A town in Maine
  • A town in Maryland
  • A town in Massachusetts
  • A village in Michigan
  • A city in Mississippi
  • A village in Nebraska
  • A town in New York
  • A town in New Zealand
  • A city in North Carolina
  • A town in Nova Scotia
  • A city in Ohio
  • A borough in Pennsylvania
  • An unincorporated community in West Virginia
  • A town in Wisconsin
  • Derived terms

    * Oxbridge * Oxford comma


    (en noun)
  • A variety of shoe, typically made of heavy leather.
  • (by ellipsis) An Oxford Dictionary.
  • Synonyms

    * (shoe) balmoral

    See also

    * Cambridge ----



    (Oxfordian theory of Shakespeare authorship)


    (en noun)
  • A native or resident of Oxford.
  • One who believes that (Edward de Vere), 17th Earl of Oxford, wrote the plays traditionally attributed to (William Shakespeare).
  • Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (geology) The age from 163.5±1.0 Ma to 157.3±1.0 Ma or the stage of rocks (chiefly coral-derived limestones) deposited during it.
  • Synonyms

    * Corallian


    * Phanerozoic - eon; Mesozoic - era; Jurassic - period; Upper Jurassic - epoch

    Coordinate terms

    * Callovian (Middle Jurassic); Oxfordian , Kimmeridgean, Tithonian (Upper Jurassic) - ages or stages


    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to Oxford or its residents.
  • Relating to or denoting the theory that Edward de Vere (1550–1604), Earl of Oxford, wrote the plays attributed to William Shakespeare.
  • Relating to the Oxfordian age or stage.
  • Derived terms

    * Oxfordianism * Oxfordian Theory


    * http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/Oxfordian