a city in West Yorkshire, in N England: battle 1460.
a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston.
an estate in E Virginia, on the Potomac River: birthplace of George Washington; restored as a national monument in 1932.

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  • He was born at Wakefield in Yorkshire, in 1825, one of a family of thirteen children.


    Samuel Smiles

  • With that he handed me 4s and I went down into Wakefield and got a good repast.

    Adventures and Recollections

    Bill o'th' Hoylus End

  • Adjoining is the Wakefield Tower, with walls thirteen feet thick.

  • Whipping at Wakefield appears to have been a common punishment.

    Bygone Punishments

    William Andrews

  • "Not but what Wakefield is enterprising," Spate added, anxiously.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

British Dictionary definitions for wakefield



a city in N England, in Wakefield unitary authority, West Yorkshire: important since medieval times as an agricultural and textile centre. Pop: 76 886 (2001)
a unitary authority in N England, in West Yorkshire. Pop: 318 300 (2003 est). Area: 333 sq km (129 sq miles)
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