Definitions for lancasterˈlæŋ kə stər; for 3,4 also -kæs tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Lan•cas•terˈlæŋ kə stər; for 3,4 also -kæs tər(n.)

  1. a member of the English royal family that reigned 1399–1461, descended from John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.

    Category: Western History

  2. a city in Lancashire, in NW England. 133,600.

    Category: Geography (places)

  3. a city in SE Pennsylvania. 58,980.

    Category: Geography (places)

  4. a town in S California. 115,675.

    Category: Geography (places)

  5. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Lancashire

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lancaster(noun)

    a city in northwestern England

  2. Lancaster, House of Lancaster, Lancastrian line(noun)

    the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its emblem was a red rose

Wiktionary

  1. Lancaster(ProperNoun)

    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.

  2. Lancaster(ProperNoun)

    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.

  3. Lancaster(ProperNoun)

    A city in Lancashire, in the northwest of England, UK.

  4. Lancaster(ProperNoun)

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

  5. Lancaster(ProperNoun)

    A type of four-engined British bomber aircraft built by Avro during World War 2.

  6. Origin: From the River Lune + castra

Freebase

  1. Lancaster

    Lancaster is the county town of Lancashire, England It is situated on the River Lune and has a population of 45,952. Lancaster is a constituent settlement of the wider City of Lancaster, a local government district which has a population of 133,914 and encompasses several outlying settlements, including neighbouring Morecambe. Long existing as a commercial, cultural and educational centre, Lancaster is the settlement that gives Lancashire its name. Lancaster has several unique ties to the British monarchy; the House of Lancaster was a branch of the English royal family, whilst the Duchy of Lancaster holds large estates on behalf of Elizabeth II, who herself is also the Duke of Lancaster. Lancaster was granted city status in 1937 for its "long association with the crown" and because it was "the county town of the King's Duchy of Lancaster". With its history based on its port and canal, Lancaster is an ancient settlement, dominated by Lancaster Castle. It is also home to the collegiate and campus-based Lancaster University and a campus of the University of Cumbria.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Lancaster

    picturesque town near the mouth of the Lune, 50 m. NW. of Manchester, is the county town of Lancashire, and manufactures furniture, cotton, machinery, and railway plant; it was disfranchised in 1867 for corrupt practices.

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