Lancaster

[ lang-kuh-ster; for 4–8 also lang-kas-ter ]
/ ˈlæŋ kə stər; for 4–8 also ˈlæŋ kæs tər /
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noun

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British Dictionary definitions for lancaster (1 of 2)

Lancaster

1
/ (ˈlæŋkəstə) /

noun

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)

Lancaster

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/ (ˈlæŋkəstə, ˈlæŋˌkæstə) /

noun

the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461
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Word Origin and History for lancaster

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.

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