Woodstock

[ woo d-stok ]
/ ˈwʊdˌstɒk /

noun

a town in NE Illinois.
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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British Dictionary definitions for woodstock

Woodstock
/ (ˈwʊdstɒk) /

noun

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

Woodstock

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

notes for Woodstock

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.

notes for Woodstock

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