Definitions for yorkshireˈyɔrk ʃɪər, -ʃər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
York•shireˈyɔrk ʃɪər, -ʃər(n.)
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Also called York. 4
one of an English breed of white hogs having erect ears.
Category: Animal Husbandry
a former large county in northern England; in 1974 it was divided into three smaller counties
Shorter name for Yorkshire pudding.
England's largest county. Situated in the north-east England; divided into three ridings, (North, West and East, and The City Of York. Since 1974 for administration purposes local government has used different divisions.
Origin: From York + shire.
a county in the north of England
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the largest county in England, is divided into three Ridings (i. e. thirdings or thirds) for administrative purposes, North, East, and West, with a fourth called the Ainsty, under the jurisdiction of the Lord Mayor and aldermen of York; of these the West is the wealthiest and the most populous; contains a large coal-field, and is the centre of the woollen manufacture of the county; the East being mainly agricultural, with iron-works and shipbuilding-works; and the North mainly pastoral, with industries connected with mining and shipping. Leeds (q. v.) is the largest town.