Wakefield

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Wake·field

 (wāk′fēld′)
A city of north-central England east-northeast of Manchester. In the Battle of Wakefield (1460) Richard Plantagenet, the third duke of York (1411-1460), was slain by Lancastrian forces in the Wars of the Roses.
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Wakefield

(ˈweɪkˌfiːld)
n
1. (Placename) a city in N England, in Wakefield unitary authority, West Yorkshire: important since medieval times as an agricultural and textile centre. Pop: 76 886 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in N England, in West Yorkshire. Pop: 318 300 (2003 est). Area: 333 sq km (129 sq miles)
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Wake•field

(ˈweɪkˌfild)

n.
a city in West Yorkshire, in N England. 317,300.
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The groups taking part include Wakefield Cathedral Praise Singers and two other Wakefield groups, the Merrie City Singers and Outwood Community Choir.
THEY call it the Merrie City, but it's not much fun working in the hospitals of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, these days.
Choirs include Wakefield Cathedral Praise Singers and two other Wakefield groups, the Merrie City Singers and Outwood Community Choir.
The controversial gallery will generate needed tourist revenue and it employs many young people who would otherwise be on the dole in Yorkshire's Merrie City. It's a great attraction - and it's free.