Lancaster
Lancaster Lancaster prop. n. 1. A city in Northwest England on the river Lune. [WordNet sense 1] [WordNet 1.5]

2. The English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its symbol was a red rose; called also the {House of Lancaster}. [WordNet sense 2]

Syn: Lancastrian line. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Lancaster — Lancaster, usually derived from the city of Lancaster in England, can refer to: Geographic locations Australia*Lancaster, VictoriaCanada*Lancaster, New Brunswick *Lancaster, Ontario *Lancaster Sound, in Nunavut England *Lancaster, Lancashire, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Lancaster — ist der Name folgender Orte: Lancaster (Lancashire), Großbritannien City of Lancaster, Verwaltungsbezirk in der Grafschaft Lancashire, Großbritannien Lancaster (Ontario), Kanada Lancaster (Iowa), USA Lancaster (Kalifornien), USA Lancaster… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lancaster — Lancaster, WI U.S. city in Wisconsin Population (2000): 4070 Housing Units (2000): 1799 Land area (2000): 2.824285 sq. miles (7.314865 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.824285 sq. miles (7.314865 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • LANCASTER — LANCASTER, U.S. city in S.E. Pennsylvania; general population 55,182 (2004); estimated Jewish population, 3,000 (mid 1990s). Lancaster is one of the oldest Jewish communities in the U.S. and was the main city of German settlement from colonial… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Lancaster — Lancaster, Burt Lancaster, Joseph Lancaster, casa de C. de Gran Bretaña, en el NO de Inglaterra, antigua cap. del condado de Lancashire; 49 525 h. C. del NE de E.U.A., en el SE del estado de Pensilvania; 57 690 h (área metropolitana, 117 097 h).… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Lancaster — v. et port du N. E. de l Angleterre, sur l estuaire de la Lune; 125 600 hab. Université. Industries. Lancaster (Burton Stephen Lancaster, dit Burt) (1912 1994) acteur américain, héros de films policiers (les Tueurs, 1946), de westerns (Vera Cruz …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lancaster — (spr. längkĕst r) oder Lancashire (spr. längkĕschĭr), Grafschaft im nördl. England, 4887 qkm, (1901) 4.406.787 E.; Zucht des Lancasterrindes, Eisenerze, Kohlenlager (562 qkm), Hebel des regsten, in Manchester konzentrierten Industrielebens,… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lancaster — [laŋ′kə stər; ] for 3 [ & ] 4 also [, laŋ′kas΄tər] 1. city in NW England; county seat of Lancashire: county district pop. 124,000 2. LANCASHIRE 3. [after city in England] city in SE Pa.: pop. 56,000 4. [prob. after a railroad official] city in SW …   English World dictionary

  • Lancaster — /lang keuh steuhr/; for 4 8 also /lang kas teuhr/, n. 1. the English royal family that reigned 1399 1461, descended from John of Gaunt (Duke of Lancaster), and that included Henry IV, Henry V, and Henry VI. Cf. York (def. 1). 2. a member of this… …   Universalium

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