Pronunciation: (south-amp'tun, -hamp'-), [key]
1. Henry Wri•othes•ley Pronunciation: (rī'uths-lē), [key] 3rd Earl of, 1573–1624, English nobleman, soldier, and patron of writers, including William Shakespeare.
2. a former administrative county in S England: a part of Hampshire.
3. a town on SE Long Island, in SE New York: resort town. 4000.
4. a seaport in Hampshire county in S England. 215,400.
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