HyperDic: yorktown

English > 2 senses of the word Yorktown:
NOUNlocationYorktowna historic village in southeastern Virginia to the north of Newport News
actYorktown, siege of Yorktownin 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops
Yorktown > pronunciation
Soundsyao'rktaw.n
RhymesAllentown ... Youngstown: 56 rhymes with awn...
English > Yorktown: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA historic village in southeastern Virginia to the north of Newport News; site of the last battle of the American Revolution.
Instance ofvillage, hamletA settlement smaller than a town
Part ofVirginia, Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Va.A state in the eastern United States
English > Yorktown: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningIn 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution.
Synonymsiege of Yorktown
Instance ofsiege, besieging, beleaguering, military blockadeThe action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
Part ofAmerican Revolution, American Revolutionary War, War of American Independence, American War of IndependenceThe revolution of the American Colonies against Great Britain
RegionVirginia, Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Va.A state in the eastern United States
CatalanBatalla de Yorktown

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