Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun A city in Northwest England on the river Lune.
  • proper noun The English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its symbol was a red rose; called also the House of Lancaster.

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  • proper noun A habitational surname.
  • proper noun The House of Lancaster, a dynasty of English kings and one of the opposing factions involved in the 15th century Wars of the Roses. The name comes from the fact that its members were descended from John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster; their symbol was a red rose.
  • proper noun The City of Lancaster, a UK local government district with city status in Lancashire in North West England. Its main settlement is Lancaster, from which it obtained its city status.
  • proper noun A city in Lancashire, in the northwest of England, UK.
  • proper noun Any of various settlements that take their name from the city in Lancashire. See Lancaster (disambiguation) on Wikipedia for a list.
  • proper noun aircraft A type of four-engined British bomber aircraft built by Avro during World War 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its emblem was a red rose
  • noun a city in northwestern England

Etymologies

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From the River Lune + castra ("castle")

Examples

  • On July 4, 1878, he made an ascension from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, landing ten miles south of the city, while J.M. Johnston, of the _Lancaster Intelligencer_, who ascended in another balloon at the same moment, came down at a point equally distant in an exactly opposite direction from the city.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880 of Popular Literature and Science

  • LANCASTER -- The American Legion state baseball tournament is coming to Lancaster in July after 45 years in Athens, the tournament's director confirmed Tuesday.

    zanesvilletimesrecorder.com - Local News

  • LANCASTER (AP) - An ex-convict has pleaded not guilty to murder for the crossbow killing of a 62-year-old retiree whose body was found in a Lancaster intersection with an arrow sticking out of his chest.

    Victorville Daily Press :

  • LANCASTER -- The Rock Hill Bearcats showed the difference between a good team and a really good team in their 31-3 Region 4-AAAA win over Lancaster on Friday night.

    The Herald | HeraldOnline.com - Front

  • LANCASTER BREWING COMPANY (Lancaster, PA) - Milk Stout. a traditional English style sweet stout; a bold, dark ale bursting with barley dryness & mellowed by hints of chocolate & coffee $4.25

    The Clog

  • LANCASTER -- In Lancaster a few days ago, somebody stole the American Red Cross trailer and everything in it.

    The Herald | HeraldOnline.com - Front

  • LANCASTER (CBS) -- A woman and three girls were found dead Tuesday morning at the scene of a house fire in Lancaster, authorities said.

    KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO - Top Story

  • As Salon reports, farmers in Lancaster County that could gain access to higher-paying Philadelphia markets chose to go there instead of continuing with a community food access project in their own county.

    Elizabeth McVay Greene: Chaos at the Farmers' Market

  • As Salon reports, farmers in Lancaster County that could gain access to higher-paying Philadelphia markets chose to go there instead of continuing with a community food access project in their own county.

    Elizabeth McVay Greene: Chaos at the Farmers' Market

  • As Salon reports, farmers in Lancaster County that could gain access to higher-paying Philadelphia markets chose to go there instead of continuing with a community food access project in their own county.

    Elizabeth McVay Greene: Chaos at the Farmers' Market

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