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Trenton

[tren-tn] /ˈtrɛn tn/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of New Jersey, in the W part, on the Delaware River: Washington defeated Hessian troops here 1776.
2.
a city in SE Michigan, S of Detroit.
3.
a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada.
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Trentonian
[tren-toh-nee-uh n] /trɛnˈtoʊ ni ən/ (Show IPA),
noun

New Jersey

noun
1.
a state in the E United States, on the Atlantic coast. 7836 sq. mi. (20,295 sq. km).
Capital: Trenton.
Abbreviation: NJ (for use with zip code), N.J.
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New Jerseyite
[jur-zee-ahyt] /ˈdʒɜr ziˌaɪt/ (Show IPA),
New Jerseyan, noun
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  • Trenton stopped the horse, and the boy looked up to see what was wrong.

    One Day's Courtship Robert Barr
  • You see, with the exception of myself, Mr. Trenton is about the rudest man in England.

    One Day's Courtship Robert Barr
  • Really, Mr. Trenton, we are getting along very rapidly, are we not?

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  • The branch cracked ominously as Trenton leaned yet a little further.

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  • Trenton looked around with anything but a welcome on his brow.

    One Day's Courtship Robert Barr
British Dictionary definitions for Trenton

Trenton

/ˈtrɛntən/
noun
1.
a city in W New Jersey, capital of the state, on the Delaware River: settled by English Quakers in 1679; scene of the defeat of the British by Washington (1776) during the War of American Independence. Pop: 85 314 (2003 est)

New Jersey

noun
1.
a state of the eastern US, on the Atlantic and Delaware Bay: mostly low-lying, with a heavy industrial area in the northeast and many coastal resorts. Capital: Trenton. Pop: 8 638 396 (2003 est). Area: 19 479 sq km (7521 sq miles) Abbreviation N.J., (with zip code) NJ
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Word Origin and History for Trenton

city in New Jersey, U.S., originally Trent’s Town, from William Trent, Philadelphia merchant who laid it out in 1714.

New Jersey

named 1664 by one of the proprietors, Sir George Carteret, for his home, the Channel island of Jersey. Jersey girl attested from 1770.

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Trenton in Culture

New Jersey definition


State in the northeastern United States, bordered by New York to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Delaware Bay to the south and west, and Pennsylvania to the west. Its capital is Trenton, and its largest city is Newark.

Note: One of the thirteen colonies.
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