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.
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How to use Lancaster in a sentence
He was just walking through the last suburban stretch of Lancaster, King said, before adding rapturously that he was “smelling manure for the first time.”
Lancaster spent 11 years at Apple before taking a job as head of consumer products at Arris Composites in late 2019.Apple alleges ex-MacBook Pro designer leaked secret details to reporter | Jon Brodkin | March 12, 2021 | Ars Technica
Last year, the queen of brain organoids, Lancaster, chopped up mature mini-brains into slices, which were then linked to muscle tissue through a cultured spinal cord.Meet Assembloids, Mini Human Brains With Muscles Attached | Shelly Fan | January 12, 2021 | Singularity Hub
He’s a theoretical physicist at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.The exotic ‘atom’ positronium surprises scientists | Emily Conover | September 23, 2020 | Science News For Students
Residents hoping to get a coronavirus test in the Lancaster area had to travel at least seven miles to the nearest drive-thru testing center until recently, when a nearby Walmart Supercenter opened up a drive-thru site.Which Cities Have The Biggest Racial Gaps In COVID-19 Testing Access? | Soo Rin Kim | July 22, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Take 17-year-old Sierra Landry, from Lancaster, South Carolina.Use Your Vote to Take Stand Against Domestic Violence | Shannon Watts | October 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Never have two people been more in love than Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace Lancaster, and now one of them is about to die.Ranking the Saddest Scenes in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ | Kevin Fallon | June 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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’ | Allen Barra | March 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Malcolm Jones | February 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
MPs with numbers like 333 (Lancaster & Fleetwood), 214 (Sherwood) or 54 (N Warwickshire) tattooed on to their eyelids.
The approach of the royal troops decided the insurgents to retire towards the Scots, to Lancaster's castle of Dunstanburgh.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
When we came to Lancaster we were glad to stop, although our day's journey had covered only sixty miles.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
A style of architecture closely resembling that of Lancaster-road Congregational Chapel has been followed in its construction.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
Public charities, such as the Infirmary and the Lancaster School received annual subscriptions until the companies came to an end.The Influence and Development of English Gilds | Francis Aiden Hibbert
The church they respect is situated at the northern end of Preston, near the junction of Moor-lane and Lancaster-road.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
British Dictionary definitions for Lancaster (1 of 2)
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)
British Dictionary definitions for Lancaster (2 of 2)
the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461
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