[lang-kuh-ster; for 4–8 also lang-kas-ter] /ˈlæŋ kə stər; for 4–8 also ˈlæŋ kæs tər/
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.
Compare (def 1).
a member of this family.
a city in , in NW England.
a city in SE Pennsylvania.
a town in S California.
a city in central Ohio.
a town in N Texas.
a town in W New York.
a city in NW England, former county town of Lancashire, on the River Lune: castle (built on the site of a Roman camp); university (1964). Pop: 45 952 (2001)
the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461
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.
[lang-kas-tree-uh n] /læŋˈkæs tri ən/ adjective 1. of or relating to the royal family of . noun 2. an adherent or member of the house of , especially in the Wars of the Roses. 3. a native or resident of Lancashire or . /læŋˈkæstrɪən/ noun 1. a native or resident of Lancashire or Lancaster 2. […]
noun 1. an arm of Baffin Bay, Nunavut Territory, Canada, leading W to the Parry Channel. 200 miles (320 km) long and 40 miles (64 km) wide.
noun 1. U.S. Marine Corps. an enlisted person ranking between private first class and corporal. 2. British Military. noun 1. a noncommissioned officer of the lowest rank in the British Army
[lans, lahns] /læns, lɑns/ noun 1. a long wooden shaft with a pointed metal head, used as a weapon by knights and cavalry soldiers in charging. 2. a cavalry soldier armed with such a weapon; lancer. 3. an implement resembling the weapon, as a spear for killing a harpooned whale. 4. (initial capital letter) Military. […]