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[woo d-stok] /ˈwʊdˌstɒk/
a town in NE Illinois.
a rock music festival held in August of 1969 near Bethel, N.Y.: originally scheduled to be held at Woodstock, N.Y. Unabridged
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  • But the chief glory of the town of Woodstock has been its love of local law.

    Woodstock Clarence Winthrop Bowen
  • No longer a prisoner at Woodstock, she rides gaily into Oxford.

    Oxford Frederick Douglas How
  • Woodstock has been like a miniature republic, and has always believed in the supremacy of local law.

    Woodstock Clarence Winthrop Bowen
  • Prince William adjoins Woodstock on the Western side of the river.

  • And the best thing that you can do is to join Fosbrooke and Bouncer and me, in a trap to Woodstock to-morrow.

British Dictionary definitions for Woodstock


a town in New York State, the site of a large rock festival in August 1969. Pop: 6253 (2003 est)
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Woodstock in Culture

Woodstock definition

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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