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Woodstock

[woo d-stok]
noun
  1. a town in NE Illinois.
  2. a rock music festival held in August of 1969 near Bethel, N.Y.: originally scheduled to be held at Woodstock, N.Y.
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Historical Examples of woodstock

  • She arrived finally at Woodstock, and was shut up in the palace there.

    Queen Elizabeth

    Jacob Abbott

  • James was rather fond of visiting Oxford and the royal residence at Woodstock.

    Oxford

    Andrew Lang

  • No longer a prisoner at Woodstock, she rides gaily into Oxford.

    Oxford

    Frederick Douglas How

  • Prince William adjoins Woodstock on the Western side of the river.

  • Among these palaces, one of the most beautiful was that of Woodstock.

    Richard I

    Jacob Abbott


British Dictionary definitions for woodstock

Woodstock

noun
  1. a town in New York State, the site of a large rock festival in August 1969. Pop: 6253 (2003 est)
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woodstock in Culture

Woodstock

A village in New York state, where some 400,000 young people assembled in 1969 for a rock music festival.

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Note

The size of the crowd and the prevalence of hippie dress and customs led to use of the term Woodstock nation to indicate the youth counterculture of the late 1960s.

Note

The term Woodstock is now used loosely to mean a large, impromptu gathering.
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