What does Yorkshire mean?

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ˈyɔrk ʃɪər, -ʃərYork·shire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Yorkshire(noun)

    a former large county in northern England; in 1974 it was divided into three smaller counties


  1. Yorkshire(Noun)

    Shorter name for Yorkshire pudding.

    Etymology: From York + shire.

  2. Yorkshire(ProperNoun)

    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.

    Etymology: From York + shire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yorkshire(noun)

    a county in the north of England


  1. Yorkshire

    Yorkshire is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom. Due to its great size in comparison to other English counties, functions have been increasingly undertaken over time by its subdivisions, which have also been subject to periodic reform. Throughout these changes, Yorkshire has continued to be recognised as a geographical territory and cultural region. The name is familiar and well understood across the United Kingdom and is in common use in the media and the military, and also features in the titles of current areas of civil administration, such as North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire. Within the borders of the historic county of Yorkshire are areas which are widely considered to be among the greenest in England, due to the vast stretches of unspoiled countryside in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors and to the open aspect of some of the major cities. Yorkshire has sometimes been nicknamed "God's Own County". The emblem of Yorkshire is the white rose of the English royal House of York, and the most commonly used flag representative of Yorkshire is the White Rose on a dark blue background, which after years of use, was recognised by the Flag Institute on 29 July 2008. Yorkshire Day, held on 1 August, is a celebration of the general culture of Yorkshire, ranging from its history to its own dialect.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Yorkshire

    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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. yorkshire

    The largest county of England, is situated in its northern part. The history of the county in early times may be mainly read in that of its chief city. In the troublous times which preceded the Conquest, many battles were fought against the invading Danes, and generally with success. At Stamford Brig, a few miles from York, Harold, the last of the Anglo-Saxon kings, defeated the united Danish and Norwegian armies, three weeks before he fell before the Normans on the fatal field of Hastings. Among the more notable events of later history, may be named the battle of Wakefield, where the Duke of York was defeated by Queen Margaret in 1460; the battle of Towton Field, near Tadcaster, fought on Palm-Sunday in 1461, the most sanguinary conflict of the bitter war between the rival Roses; and that of Marston Moor, which gave the final blow to the falling fortunes of Charles I. Since that time, with slight exceptions, its history has been one of peace and prosperity.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Yorkshire' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2706

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Yorkshire' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1019

How to pronounce Yorkshire?

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How to say Yorkshire in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Yorkshire in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Yorkshire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Yorkshire in a Sentence

  1. Gudrun Carlisle:

    In nine or twelve months( refugee children) are speaking English fluently with little Yorkshire accents, which is lovely to see.

Images & Illustrations of Yorkshire

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