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[lek-sing-tuh n] /ˈlɛk sɪŋ tən/
a town in E Massachusetts, NW of Boston: first battle of American Revolution fought here April 19, 1775.
a city in N Kentucky.
a city in central North Carolina. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Perhaps you do not live by the road that leads to Lexington.

    How To Do It Edward Everett Hale
  • They came back to Lexington, having been out only twelve days.

    Ben Comee M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
  • Coffins for the four bodies that lay in shrouds in the old hotel were brought from Lexington.

    Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas
  • The clash at Lexington, on the 19th of April, had made vivid the reality of war.

  • As well soil the glory of Lexington or Bunker Hill by brooding over the pangs of those who were its victims.

    The Arena Various
British Dictionary definitions for Lexington


a city in NE central Kentucky, in the bluegrass region: major centre for horse-breeding. Pop (including Fayette): 266 798 (2003 est)
a city in Massachusetts, northwest of Boston: site of the first action (1775) of the War of American Independence. Pop: 30 631 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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