- the English royal family that reigned 1399–1461, descended from John of Gaunt (Duke of Lancaster), and that included Henry IV, Henry V, and Henry VI.Compare York(def 1).
- a member of this family.
- a city in Lancashire, in NW England.
- a city in SE Pennsylvania.
- a town in S California.
- a city in central Ohio.
- a town in N Texas.
- a town in W New York.
Examples from the Web for lancaster
Take 17-year-old Sierra Landry, from Lancaster, South Carolina.Use Your Vote to Take Stand Against Domestic Violence
October 16, 2014
Joan Crawford had the inside track for Karen, though in 1952 she was six years older than Lancaster.A History of the Oscar Powerhouse ‘From Here to Eternity’
March 1, 2014
Mrs. Lancaster: “I don't think so, but I could check with the kitchen.”Harold Ramis’s ‘Groundhog Day’ Is About as Perfect as a Movie Gets
February 25, 2014
MPs with numbers like 333 (Lancaster & Fleetwood), 214 (Sherwood) or 54 (N Warwickshire) tattooed on to their eyelids.Why David Cameron's Tories Can't Veer Right
April 1, 2013
Lancaster, an insurance agent, had met Breitbart at the Smart Girls conference in St. Louis two years ago.At Bars Nationwide, Conservatives Raise a Glass to Andrew Breitbart
Ben Jacobs, Laura Isensee
March 2, 2013
Do you mean about Eudora's going so often to the Lancaster girls' to tea?
"And the Lancaster girls found out," continued Eudora, calmly.
Toward evening they reached the spot where Lancaster once stood.King Philip
John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
His ignorance of law was soon shewn at the Lancaster assizes.James Boswell
William Keith Leask
Tonight, as he came home, Lancaster decided to make a dent in the latter.Security
Poul William Anderson
- a city in NW England, former county town of Lancashire, on the River Lune: castle (built on the site of a Roman camp); university (1964). Pop: 45 952 (2001)
- the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461
Word Origin and History for lancaster
Loncastre (1086) "Roman Fort on the River Lune," a Celtic river name probably meaning "healthy, pure." The Lancastrians in the War of the Roses took their name from their descent from John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.