A historical region and former county of northern England. It was part of Northumbria in Anglo-Saxon times.
Any of a breed of swine having a white coat and erect ears, first developed in Yorkshire.
Any of a breed of pure-white hog orig. developed in Yorkshire.
(place) Former county of N England, on the North Sea: now divided into several administrative units.
England's largest county. Situated in the north-eastEngland; divided into three ridings, (North, West and East, and The City Of York). Since 1974 for administration purposes local government has used different divisions.
(informal) Shorter name for Yorkshire pudding.
Other Word Forms
Origin of yorkshire
From Old English EoferwicscÄ«r (“Yorkshire"); Eoferwic (“York") +"Ž scÄ«r (“shire")
Yorkshire Sentence Examples
He was educated at Richmond, Yorkshire, and entered Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1809.
It has stations on the London & North-Western and the Lancashire & Yorkshire railways, with running powers for the Midland railway.
There is now no doubt that William Gascoigne, a young gentleman of Yorkshire, was the first 1 Gran, History of Physical Astronomy, p. 449.
William Crabtree, a friend of his, taking a journey to Yorkshire in 1639 to see Gascoigne, writes thus to his friend Jeremiah Horrocks.
His father was one of a Yorkshire family who, for three generations, had been supporters of the Evangelical movement in the Church of England.