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[yawrk] /yɔrk/
a member of the royal house of England that ruled from 1461 to 1485.
1st Duke of (Edmund of Langley) 1341–1402, progenitor of the house of York (son of Edward III).
Alvin Cullum
[kuhl-uh m] /ˈkʌl əm/ (Show IPA),
(Sergeant) 1887–1964, U.S. soldier.
Yorkshire (def 1).
Ancient Eboracum. a city in North Yorkshire, in NE England, on the Ouse: the capital of Roman Britain; cathedral.
a city in SE Pennsylvania: meeting of the Continental Congress 1777–78.
an estuary in E Virginia, flowing SE into Chesapeake Bay. 40 miles (64 km) long.
Cape, a cape at the NE extremity of Australia. Unabridged
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  • The two superheroes then proceed to get lost trying to find the road to new York.
  • New York harbor lies at the confluence of three major bodies of water.
  • After its release, the book became a new York times bestseller.
  • His motivation to remain in new York still has resonance for bacon.
  • In his will he left everything to cora, who took his body to new York for burial.
  • Springer changed dazzler from a singer in new York to an aspiring actress in los angeles.
  • Bre new York are the champions ame new York is the champion.
  • Finally, the barge returned to new York and the garbage was incinerated.
  • They eventually seized new York city and nearly captured general washington.
  • She was praised by the new York times for her charm and her brightness.
British Dictionary definitions for York


(transitive) (cricket) to bowl or try to bowl (a batsman) by pitching the ball under or just beyond the bat
Word Origin
C19: back formation from yorker


a historic city in NE England, in York unitary authority, North Yorkshire, on the River Ouse: the military capital of Roman Britain; capital of the N archiepiscopal province of Britain since 625, with a cathedral (the Minster) begun in 1154; noted for its cycle of medieval mystery plays; unusually intact medieval walls; university (1963). Pop: 137 505 (2001) Latin name Eboracum
a unitary authority in NE England, in North Yorkshire. Pop: 183 100 (2003 est). Area: 272 sq km (105 sq miles)
Cape York, a cape in NE Australia, in Queensland at the N tip of the Cape York Peninsula, extending into the Torres Strait: the northernmost point of Australia


the English royal house that reigned from 1461 to 1485 and was descended from Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York (1411–60), whose claim to the throne precipitated the Wars of the Roses. His sons reigned as Edward IV and Richard III
Alvin C(ullum). 1887–1964, US soldier and hero of World War I
Duke of, full name Prince Frederick Augustus, Duke of York and Albany. 1763–1827, second son of George III of Great Britain and Ireland. An undistinguished commander-in-chief of the British army (1798–1809), he is the "grand old Duke of York" of the nursery rhyme
Prince Andrew, Duke of. born 1960, second son of Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He married (1986) Miss Sarah Ferguson; they divorced in 1996; their first daughter, Princess Beatrice of York, was born in 1988 and their second, Princess Eugenie of York, in 1990
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Word Origin and History for York

city in northern England, Old English Eoforwic, earlier Eborakon (c.150), an ancient Celtic name, probably meaning "Yew-Tree Estate," but Eburos may also be a personal name. Yorkshire pudding is recorded from 1747; Yorkshire terrier first attested 1872; short form Yorkie is from 1950.

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