York Definition

yôrk
proper name
City in North Yorkshire, England, on the Ouse.
Webster's New World
noun
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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Synonyms:
House of York
pronoun

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.

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A city in North Yorkshire, England.

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Former name of Toronto (used before 1834).

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A habitational surname from the city or the county; See also Yorke.

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verb

(cricket) To bowl a yorker at a batsman, especially to get a batsman out in this way.

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other
A city of northern England on the Ouse River northeast of Leeds. Originally a Celtic settlement, it was later held by Romans, Angles, Danes, and Normans.
American Heritage
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.
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Origin of York

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

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  • From yorker

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