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Lan·cas·ter 1

 (lăng′kə-stər, lăn′-)
English royal house that from 1399 to 1461 produced three kings of England—Henry IV, Henry V, and Henry VI. During the Wars of the Roses its symbol was a red rose.

Lan·cas′tri·an (lăng-kăs′trē-ən) adj. & n.

Lan·cas·ter 2

 (lăng′kə-stər, -kăs′tər, lăn′-)
1. A city of northwest England north of Liverpool. Chartered in 1193, it was built on the site of a Roman frontier station.
2. A city of southeast Pennsylvania west of Philadelphia. A trade center in a rich farming region, it was settled by German Mennonites c. 1709 and was the meeting place of the Continental Congress in 1777.


(Peoples) a native or resident of Lancashire or Lancaster
(Placename) of or relating to Lancashire or Lancaster


(Historical Terms) an adherent of the house of Lancaster in the Wars of the Roses. Compare Yorkist
(Historical Terms) of or relating to the house of Lancaster


(læŋˈkæs tri ən)

1. of or pertaining to the royal family of Lancaster.
2. an adherent or member of the house of Lancaster, esp. in the Wars of the Roses.
3. a native or resident of Lancashire or Lancaster, England.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lancastrian - a member (or supporter) of the house of Lancaster
House of Lancaster, Lancastrian line, Lancaster - the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its emblem was a red rose
English person - a native or inhabitant of England
2.Lancastrian - a resident of Lancaster
Lancaster - a city in northwestern England
English person - a native or inhabitant of England
Adj.1.Lancastrian - of or relating to the former English royal house or their supporters; "Lancastrian royalty"
2.Lancastrian - of or relating to the English city of Lancaster or its residents; "Lancastrian city center"


A. ADJde Lancashire
B. Nnativo/a m/f de Lancashire, habitante mf de Lancashire
References in classic literature ?
Yet Rattray's visit left its own mark on my mind; and long after he was gone I lay puzzling over the connection between a young Lancastrian, of good name, of ancient property, of great personal charm, and a crime of unparalleled atrocity committed in cold blood on the high seas.
So it was hardly surprising, given age and experience, that Curran defeated 19-year-old Ashington protege Josh Johnstone to take his white collar lightweight belt at a packed Lancastrian Suite in Dunston.
Thus, he discovers a Lancastrian on the throne and the Yorkist claim lost.
19/06/1940 Still steaming along - good weather - survivors from Lancastrian with us.
The former Lancastrian King Henry VI languishes in the Tower of London.
A link between York and Jack Cade's thugs was a very useful Lancastrian piece of propaganda, but the author cannot resist being fair, even when writing from a Lancastrian perspective--'it is unlikely he had any knowledge of them beforehand'.
1471: The Yorkists defeated the Lancastrians at the Battle of Tewkesbury in the War of the Roses, killing Lancastrian heir to the throne Edward, Prince of Wales and securing the return to the throne of Edward IV: the Lancastrian Henry VI died, probably murdered, shortly afterwards in the Tower of London.
The undefeated Welshman, who retired after 46 fights - two of which were in Newcastle - will be at the Lancastrian Suite in Dunston, Gateshead, next month to raise awareness of the charity.
John Crane with the Lancastrian ware vase The marks on the base were an impressed P followed by V111.
The Queen had earlier presented operational medals to 15 members of The Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry at Lichfield Cathedral.
1471: The Yorkists defeated the Lancastrians at the Battle of Barnet, in the War of the Roses: the battle saw the death of Lancastrian commander Richard, Earl of Warwick, nicknamed "The Kingmaker".
Henry V only ruled for nine years as the second Lancastrian sovereign but his French campaign, which featured the legendary victory at Agincourt, marked a campaign that, it seemed, would win the French crown for Henry.