Definition of Lancaster

1. Noun. A city in northwestern England.

Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: England
Member holonyms: Lancastrian
Derivative terms: Lancastrian

2. Noun. The English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its emblem was a red rose.

Definition of Lancaster

1. Proper noun. (surname habitational from=Old English) ¹

2. Proper noun. 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. ¹

3. Proper noun. 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. ¹

4. Proper noun. A city in Lancashire, in the northwest of England, UK. ¹

5. Proper noun. Any of various settlements that take their name from the city in Lancashire. See Lancaster (disambiguation) on Wikipedia for a list. ¹

6. Proper noun. (aircraft) A type of four-engined British bomber aircraft built by Avro during World War 2. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lancaster

Lampris regius
Lampropeltis getulus
Lampropeltis triangulum
Lampung Nyo
Lanai Island
Lancashire boiler
Lancashire boilers
Lancaster (current term)
Lancastrian line
Lancisi's sign

Literary usage of Lancaster

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"In March Lord Derby captured the town of Lancaster hut not the castle, and marching to Preston regained it for 4be king, but was repulsed in an attack on ..."

2. Catalogue by Missouri. University, Perrins̕ Circulating Library, Providence (R.I.) (1910)
"Lancaster, Pa. Strasburg, Pa. New Providence, Pa. Lancaster, Pa. Lancaster, Pa. Mt. Joy, Pa. Tremont, Pa. Sunbury, Pa. Strasburg, Pa. Lancaster, Pa. ..."

3. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"In that year the king made the duchy of Lancaster a county palatine for the ... Henry VII. made a similar limitation.4 The act of 1536 applied to Lancaster; ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"Appeal from Common Pleas Circuit Court of Lancaster County; Dantzler, Judge. Action by the Robert Buist Company against the Lancaster Mercantile Company. ..."

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