1. (since 1917) a member of the present British royal family.Compare Saxe-Coburg-Gotha(def 1).
  2. Duke of. Edward VIII.
  3. Wallis Warfield, Duchess ofBessie Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson, 1896–1986, U.S. socialite: wife of Edward VIII of England, who abdicated the throne to marry her.
  4. Official name Windsor and Maidenhead. a city in E Berkshire, in S England, on the Thames: the site of the residence (Windsor Castle) of English sovereigns since William the Conqueror.
  5. a city in S Ontario, in SE Canada, opposite Detroit, Michigan.
  6. a town in N central Connecticut. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. a town in S England, in Windsor and Maidenhead unitary authority, Berkshire, on the River Thames, linked by bridge with Eton: site of Windsor Castle, residence of English monarchs since its founding by William the Conqueror; Old Windsor, royal residence in the time of Edward the Confessor, is 3 km (2 miles) southeast. Pop: 26 747 (2001 est)Official name: New Windsor
  2. a city in SE Canada, in S Ontario on the Detroit River opposite Detroit: motor-vehicle manufacturing; university (1963). Pop: 208 402 (2001)


  1. the official name of the British royal family from 1917
  2. Duke of Windsor the title, from 1937, of Edward VIII
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Word Origin and History for windsor


town in Berkshire, Old English Windlesoran (c.1060), literally "bank or slope with a windlass" (Old English *windels). Site of a royal residence, hence Windsor chair (1724), Windsor tie (1895), Windsor knot in a necktie (1953).

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