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Boston

[ baw-stuh n, bos-tuh n ]
/ ˈbɔ stən, ˈbɒs tən /
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noun

a seaport in and the capital of Massachusetts, in the E part.
(lowercase) a variety of whist, popular in the early 19th century, played by four persons with two packs of cards.
(usually lowercase) a social dance that is a modification of the waltz.

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Definition for boston (2 of 2)

Massachusetts

[ mas-uh-choo-sits ]
/ ˌmæs əˈtʃu sɪts /

noun

a state in the NE United States, on the Atlantic coast. 8257 sq. mi. (21,385 sq. km). Capital: Boston. Abbreviation: MA (for use with zip code), Mass.
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British Dictionary definitions for boston (1 of 3)

boston

/ (ˈbɒstən) /

noun

a card game for four, played with two packs
mainly US a slow gliding dance, a variation of the waltz

British Dictionary definitions for boston (2 of 3)

Boston

/ (ˈbɒstən) /

noun

a port in E Massachusetts, the state capital. Pop: 581 616 (2003 est)
a port in E England, in SE Lincolnshire. Pop: 35 124 (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for boston (3 of 3)

Massachusetts

/ (ˌmæsəˈtʃuːsɪts) /

noun

a state of the northeastern US, on the Atlantic: a centre of resistance to English colonial policy during the War of American Independence; consists of a coastal plain rising to mountains in the west. Capital: Boston. Pop: 6 433 422 (2003 est). Area: 20 269 sq km (7826 sq miles)Abbreviation: Mass, (with zip code) MA
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Culture definitions for boston (1 of 2)

Boston


Capital of Massachusetts and largest city in the state.

Note

Site of the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party.

Note

Boston is often called “the Hub” for “Hub of the Universe,” or “Beantown” after Boston baked beans.

Culture definitions for boston (2 of 2)

Massachusetts


State in the northeastern United States; one of the New England states. Bordered by Vermont and New Hampshire to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Rhode Island and Connecticut to the south, and New York to the west. Its capital and largest city is Boston.

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One of the thirteen colonies, playing a key role in resisting the British before and during the Revolutionary War.

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The settlement of Massachusetts began in 1620, when the first Pilgrims arrived from England in the Mayflower near Plymouth Rock.
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