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Wind·sor 1

Ruling house of Great Britain (since 1917), including George V, who adopted the name Windsor in 1917, and his descendants Edward VIII, George VI, and Elizabeth II.

Wind·sor 2

1. A city of southern Ontario, Canada, on the Detroit River opposite Detroit, Michigan. It was established by the French in the 1700s.
2. A town of south-central England on the Thames River west of London. Windsor Castle has been a royal residence since the time of William the Conqueror.


1. (Placename) a town in S England, in Windsor and Maidenhead unitary authority, Berkshire, on the River Thames, linked by bridge with Eton: site of Windsor Castle, residence of English monarchs since its founding by William the Conqueror; Old Windsor, royal residence in the time of Edward the Confessor, is 3 km (2 miles) southeast. Pop: 26 747 (2001 est). Official name: New Windsor
2. (Placename) a city in SE Canada, in S Ontario on the Detroit River opposite Detroit: motor-vehicle manufacturing; university (1963). Pop: 208 402 (2001)


1. (Biography) the official name of the British royal family from 1917
2. (Biography) Duke of Windsor the title, from 1937, of Edward VIII


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1. Duke of, Edward VIII.
2. Wallis Warfield, Duchess of (Bessie Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson), 1896–1986, U.S. socialite: wife of Edward VIII of England.
3. Official name, Wind′sor and Maid′enhead. a city in E Berkshire, in S England, on the Thames: the site of the residence (Wind′sor Cas′tle) of English sovereigns since William the Conqueror. 136,700.
4. a city in S Ontario, in SE Canada, opposite Detroit, Michigan. 193,111.
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Noun1.Windsor - a city in southeastern Ontario on the Detroit River opposite Detroit
2.Windsor - the British royal family since 1917
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
Duke of Windsor, Edward, Edward VIII - King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894-1972)
Elizabeth, Elizabeth II - daughter of George VI who became the Queen of England and Northern Ireland in 1952 on the death of her father (1926-); "Elizabeth II is the head of state in Great Britain"
George V, George - King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1910 to 1936; gave up his German title in 1917 during World War I (1865-1936)
George VI, George - King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1936 to 1947; he succeeded Edward VIII (1895-1952)