from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A historical region and former county of northern England. It was part of Northumbria in Anglo-Saxon times.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. England's largest county. Situated in the north-east England; divided into three ridings, (North, West and East, and The City Of York). Since 1974 for administration purposes local government has used different divisions.
- n. Shorter name for Yorkshire pudding.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A county in the north of England.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a former large county in northern England; in 1974 it was divided into three smaller counties
From Old English Eoferwicscīr ("Yorkshire"); Eoferwic (“York”) + scīr (“shire”) (Wiktionary)