from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • English royal house that from 1399 to 1461 produced three kings of England—Henry IV, Henry V, and Henry VI. During the Wars of the Roses its symbol was a red rose.
  • A municipal borough of northwest England north of Liverpool. Chartered in 1193, it was built on the site of a Roman frontier station. Population: 45,900.
  • An unincorporated community of southern California northeast of Los Angeles. It is a trade center for an irrigated farming area. Population: 141,000.
  • A city of south-central Ohio southeast of Columbus. The birthplace of William Tecumseh Sherman has been preserved. Population: 36,500.
  • A city of southeast Pennsylvania west of Philadelphia. A trade center in a rich farming region, it was settled by German Mennonites c. 1709 and was the meeting place of the Continental Congress in 1777. Population: 54,800.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A habitational surname.
  • proper n. 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 n. 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 n. A city in Lancashire, in the northwest of England, UK.
  • proper n. Any of various settlements that take their name from the city in Lancashire. See Lancaster (disambiguation) on Wikipedia for a list.
  • proper n. A type of four-engined British bomber aircraft built by Avro during World War 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

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


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From the River Lune + castra ("castle")



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