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[woo d-stok] /ˈwʊdˌstɒk/
a town in NE Illinois.
a rock music festival held in August of 1969 near Bethel, N.Y.: originally scheduled to be held at Woodstock, N.Y. Unabridged
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  • She arrived finally at Woodstock, and was shut up in the palace there.

    Queen Elizabeth Jacob Abbott
  • James was rather fond of visiting Oxford and the royal residence at Woodstock.

    Oxford Andrew Lang
  • No longer a prisoner at Woodstock, she rides gaily into Oxford.

    Oxford Frederick Douglas How
  • Prince William adjoins Woodstock on the Western side of the river.

  • Among these palaces, one of the most beautiful was that of Woodstock.

    Richard I Jacob Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for Woodstock


a town in New York State, the site of a large rock festival in August 1969. Pop: 6253 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Woodstock in Culture

Woodstock definition

A village in New York state, where some 400,000 young people assembled in 1969 for a rock music festival.

Note: The size of the crowd and the prevalence of hippie dress and customs led to use of the term Woodstock nation to indicate the youth counterculture of the late 1960s.
Note: The term Woodstock is now used loosely to mean a large, impromptu gathering.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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