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

  • Ruling house of England (1461-1485), including Edward IV, Edward V, and Richard III. During the Wars of the Roses its symbol was a white rose.
  • A borough of northern England on the Ouse River east-northeast of Leeds. Originally a Celtic settlement, it was later held by Romans, Angles, Danes, and Normans. Population: 137,000.
  • A city of southern Pennsylvania south-southeast of Harrisburg. Settled in 1735, it was the meeting place of the Continental Congress in 1777-1778 during the British occupation of Philadelphia. Population: 40,500.
  • York, Alvin Cullum Known as "Sergeant York.” 1887-1964. American World War I hero famed for his single-handed attack on a German post.
  • CapeYork The northernmost point of Australia, on Torres Strait at the tip of Cape York Peninsula.
  • CapeYork A cape of northwest Greenland in northern Baffin Bay.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A city in North Yorkshire, England.
  • proper n. The House of York, 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 Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York; their symbol was a white rose.
  • proper n. Former name of Toronto (used before 1834).
  • proper n. A habitational surname from the city or the county; See also Yorke.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In cricket, to bowl a batsman out with a ball which pitches in his block-hole, or within a few inches of it.

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

  • n. the English royal house (a branch of the Plantagenet line) that reigned from 1461 to 1485; its emblem was a white rose

Etymologies

From Old Norse Jórvík, from Old English Eoforwīċ, from Latin Eborācum, from Brythonic Eborakon (compare Old Welsh Caer Ebrauc, mod. Efrog), from eburo 'yew; black alder' (compare Welsh efwr, Breton evor). (Wiktionary)

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