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  1. York
    IPA[yôrk]
    • 1. a city in northern England, on the Ouse River; population 136,900 (est. 2009).

    • 2. a commercial and industrial city in southeastern Pennsylvania; population 40,097 (est. 2008).

    • 3. the southwestern tip of Hayes Peninsula, on Baffin Bay in Greenland. It served as a base for US explorer Robert E. Peary's polar expedition. A 100-ton meteorite found here was brought to the US by Peary.

    • a city in North Yorkshire, northern England, on the River Ouse; population 136,900 (est. 2009). The Romans occupied the site, known as Eboracum, from ad 71 until about ad 400; in ad 867 it was taken by the Vikings. It is the seat of the Archbishop of York and is noted for its magnificent cathedral, York Minster.
    • verb

      (of a bowler) bowl out (a batsman) with a ball that pitches under the bat:
    • abbreviation

      Yorkshire.
    • abbreviation

      Yorkshire.
    • a state in the northeastern US; population 19,490,297 (est. 2008); capital, Albany. It stretches from the Canadian border and Lake Ontario in the northwest to the Atlantic Ocean in the east. Originally settled by the Dutch, it was surrendered to the British in 1664 and became one of the original thirteen states of the Union, ratifying the US Constitution in 1788.

      a major city and port in southeastern New York, situated on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the Hudson River; population 8,363,710 (est. 2008). It is situated mainly on islands, linked by bridges, and consists of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Manhattan is the economic and cultural heart of the city, containing the stock exchange on Wall Street and the headquarters of the United Nations.

    • a cape extending into the Torres Strait at the northeast tip of Australia, in Queensland. It is the northernmost point of the continent of Australia.
    • see Cape York
    • a state in the north-eastern US; population 19,490,297 (est. 2008); capital, Albany. It stretches from the Canadian border and Lake Ontario in the north-west to the Atlantic Ocean in the east. Originally settled by the Dutch, it was surrendered to the British in 1664 and became one of the original thirteen states of the Union, ratifying the US Constitution in 1788.

      a major city and port in south-eastern New York, situated on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the Hudson River; population 8,363,710 (est. 2008). It is situated mainly on islands, linked by bridges, and consists of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Manhattan is the economic and cultural heart of the city, containing the stock exchange on Wall Street and the headquarters of the United Nations.

    • a cape extending into the Torres Strait at the north-east tip of Australia, in Queensland. It is the northernmost point of the continent of Australia.
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