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Princeton

[prins-tuh n] /ˈprɪns tən/
noun
1.
a borough in central New Jersey: battle 1777.
2.
Mount, a mountain in central Colorado, one of the Collegiate Peaks of the Sawatch Range, in the S Rocky Mountains. 14,197 feet (4327 meters).
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  • Bon an, mal an, the time passed away at Princeton for four years.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • Thank God, then, for Princeton and Andover, for the opposites.

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  • The outpost at Burlington, on hearing the news, retreated to Princeton.

  • He sent back to Princeton, and ordered the rear-guard to come up.

  • To this work, since he left Princeton, he has given all of his time and energy.

British Dictionary definitions for Princeton

Princeton

/ˈprɪnstən/
noun
1.
a town in central New Jersey: settled by Quakers in 1696; an important educational centre, seat of Princeton University (founded at Elizabeth in 1747 and moved here in 1756); scene of the battle (1777) during the War of American Independence in which Washington's troops defeated the British on the university campus. Pop: 13 577 (2003 est)
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