Definition of York in English:

York

proper noun

  • A city in North Yorkshire, northern England, on the River Ouse; population 136,900 (est. 2009). The Romans occupied the site, known as Eboracum, from ad 71 until about ad 400; in ad 867 it was taken by the Vikings. It is the seat of the Archbishop of York and is noted for its magnificent cathedral, York Minster.

    Yorvik
    , → Jorvik
    , and → Eboracum

Origin

From Danish Jorvik.

Pronunciation:

York

/jɔːk/

Definition of york in English:

york

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Cricket
  • (of a bowler) bowl out (a batsman) with a ball that pitches under the bat.

    ‘Hudson was finally yorked by Benjamin’
    • ‘David Obuya was the man sent in to stave of the hat-trick but he was yorked by Lee with the most perfect of deliveries.’
    • ‘Australia's only other success came when Brett Lee yorked Indian captain Saurav Ganguly for 16.’
    • ‘Davies had a big slice of fortune when he was yorked by Chris Holt with the score on 14, only for the umpire to signal no-ball.’
    • ‘Five minutes later with the score at 110, Statham yorked him.’
    • ‘Lewry kept pitching the ball on middle stump, yorking Mark Ealham and Swann.’

Origin

Late 19th century: back-formation from yorker.

Pronunciation:

york

/jɔːk/