Definition of Newcastle
1. Noun. A port city in northeastern England on the River Tyne; a center for coal exports (giving rise to the expression 'carry coals to Newcastle' meaning to do something unnecessary).
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center, Port
Group relationships: England
Definition of Newcastle
1. Proper noun. A city in northeastern England; properly Newcastle upon Tyne ¹
2. Proper noun. A city in New South Wales, Australia, situated at the mouth of the Hunter River. ¹
3. Proper noun. Any of several places in the UK, Ireland, and USA. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Newcastle
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"(afterwards Losh, Wilson, & Bell) of newcastle. Within two years he became a partner, and remained in the business till near the end of his life. ..."
2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"Pelham's death in March, 1754, left his brother, the hasty and fickle newcastle, to succeed him at the vacant Treasury. The Duke foolishly appointed Sir ..."
3. Great Britain: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1906)
"457) and reach newcastle. A 'New High Level Bridge is at present being constructed a little higher up (to tbe left)« wbich ..."
4. The Gild Merchant: A Contribution to British Municipal History by Charles Gross (1890)
"William, on the other hand, claimed that Henry III made newcastle a free borough, and granted to the burgesses a Gild Merchant and quittance of toll ..."
5. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"newcastle. Local Songs. Sung by William Thompson at the Oxford Music Hall. ... The newcastle Songster. Being a choice collection of songs in the newcastle ..."
6. A History of Epidemics in Britain by Charles Creighton (1894)
"The Cholera of 1853 at newcastle and Gateshead. ... In 1853 it was the turn of newcastle— for no better reason, perhaps, than its escape last time. ..."
7. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"Northumberland Sea Fisheries Committee, newcastle 1902 (48). land, list of Cladocera, ... newcastle, Trans. Nat. Hist Soc., 14, 1902, (54-68). . ..."