York definition by Webster's New World
name of the ruling family of England (1461-85): founded in 1385 when Edward III's son (Edmund of Langley) was created the first Duke of York
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- city in North Yorkshire, England, on the Ouse: county district pop. 99,000
York definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.
- Yorkˈist adjective & n.
- 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.
, Alvin Cullum Known as “Sergeant York.” 1887-1964.
American World War I hero famed for his single-handed attack on a German post.
- The northernmost point of Australia, on Torres Strait at the tip of Cape York Peninsula.
- A cape of northwest Greenland in northern Baffin Bay.