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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
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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Fortunately, I think that in this part of God's Own County we are best placed to cope with whatever happens.
It's Yorkshire Day on Tuesday and Tykes everywhere will toast God's Own County.
FOR the red-blooded gentlemen of God's own county, this August afternoon will have long been circled in diaries.
But relaxing or not, it is difficult to spend seven days in God's own county without consuming your own body weight in fish and chips, Proper Job and cream scones - note that I managed to avoid all pasties despite their current newsworthiness.
And for inspiration, business partners Nick Barden and Kieron McLoughlin looked no further than God's Own County.
By promoting our borough as "on the Yorkshire Coast" and by putting "Yorkshire" in our address, Redcar and Cleveland councillors have led the move to have all points south of the Tees fully recognised as belonging to God's Own County.
ANTHONY CLAVANE spoke to four key figures in the region about what the world's biggest annual sporting event means to God's Own County.
1 The racing pride of God's own county It's not seemed quite the same since they shut down the Terry's chocolate factory next to the course in 2005, but though the whiff of warm confectionery no longer greets racegoers on their arrival at the Knavesmire, and public hangings there ceased in 1801 as part of a well-advised PR campaign, the old place still has a special atmosphere.
But not so in Yorkshire as Premiership title winner and former Wolves midfielder Mark Atkins now spends his days plastering walls in God's own county, having joined the family business after quitting professional soccer last summer.
We could become Royal Yorkshire - but God's Own County or Country as some folk prefer is much the finer
God's Own County is grand all year round very leaf speaks bliss to me.