Wakefield

geographical name
Wake·​field | \ ˈwāk-ˌfēld How to pronounce Wakefield (audio) \

Definition of Wakefield

1 town in eastern Massachusetts north of Boston population 24,932
2 city in northern England population 99,000

Note: Wakefield is the capital of West Yorkshire.

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