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Woodstock

[woo d-stok] /ˈwʊdˌstɒk/
noun
1.
a town in NE Illinois.
2.
a rock music festival held in August of 1969 near Bethel, N.Y.: originally scheduled to be held at Woodstock, N.Y.
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Woodstock

/ˈwʊdstɒk/
noun
1.
a town in New York State, the site of a large rock festival in August 1969. Pop: 6253 (2003 est)
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A village in New York state, where some 400,000 young people assembled in 1969 for a rock music festival.

Note: The size of the crowd and the prevalence of hippie dress and customs led to use of the term Woodstock nation to indicate the youth counterculture of the late 1960s.
Note: The term Woodstock is now used loosely to mean a large, impromptu gathering.
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Woodstock

city, seat of Oxford county, southeastern Ontario, Canada, on the Thames River. The first settler was Zacharius Burtch, who built a log cabin (1798) on a hill overlooking the town site. The actual founder was Rear Admiral Henry Vansittart of the Royal Navy, who in 1834 formed the nucleus of a village, which he named for Woodstock, England.

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