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York·shire 1

 (yôrk′shîr, -shər)
A historical region and former county of northern England. It was part of Northumbria in Anglo-Saxon times.

York·shire 2

 (yôrk′shîr, -shər)
Any of a breed of swine having a white coat and erect ears, first developed in Yorkshire.


(ˈjɔːkˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a historic county of N England: the largest English county, formerly divided administratively into East, West, and North Ridings. In 1974 it was much reduced in size and divided into the new counties of North, West, and South Yorkshire: in 1996 the East Riding of Yorkshire was reinstated as a unitary authority and parts of the NE were returned to North Yorkshire for geographical and ceremonial purposes


(ˈyɔrk ʃɪər, -ʃər)

1. Also called York. a former county in N England, now part of Humberside, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Cleveland, and Durham.
2. one of an English breed of white hogs having erect ears.
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Noun1.Yorkshire - a former large county in northern England; in 1974 it was divided into three smaller counties
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The Shibden Mill Inn, in Halifax, won the Yorkshire Pub Award at the White Rose Awards on Monday, which celebrates the best attractions, venues and restaurants across God's Own County.
It's not only God's own county turning to the Devil.
Nunthorpe is most definitely part of God's own county.
COMPARED to what is to come in God's own county over the next four days, yesterday's action at Kempton was, by and large, of little consequence, but there will be plenty of winners on the Knavesmire who lack both the ability and potential of Kakatosi, whose unstoppable streak continued in a seriously competitive 7f handicap.
ASK any Yorkshireman and they'll tell you there are few better places for a break than God's Own County.
Like most other Yorkshire-men that leave God's Own County, I recently moved to the Midlands on missionary work.
They talk about God's Own County and they are right," he said.
A great deal of bullshine is talked about God's Own County, but it's true that we cleave to our geographical character more than (say) the people of Leicestershire.
This may be God's own county, but Nottinghamshire are giving them the devil of a time in this top-of-the-table County Championship clash.
But what there still is in abundance is a landscape and countryside that to many the world over is God's Own County.
In the never-ending debate about the dubious merits of four-day cricket and the negative effect the one-day stuff has on our national team, it briefly looked like the natives of God's own county were in danger of being treated to both versions in the same match.
And there was no escaping the celebrations if you were a rail passenger in God's own county today.