Main definitions of canterbury in English

: canterbury1Canterbury2

canterbury1

noun

  • A low cabinet for holding music or books.

Origin

Early 19th century: named after Canterbury in Kent (from a belief that the Archbishop of Canterbury ordered such a piece to be made).

Pronunciation

canterbury

/ˈkantəb(ə)ri/

Main definitions of canterbury in English

: canterbury1Canterbury2

Canterbury2

proper noun

  • 1A city in Kent, south-eastern England, the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury; population 41,900 (est. 2009). St Augustine established a church and monastery there in 597 and it became a place of medieval pilgrimage.

  • 2A region on the central east coast of the South Island, New Zealand.

Pronunciation

Canterbury

/ˈkantəb(ə)ri/