- 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.
- 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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A tense commute to work in Houston will start to resemble a tense commute in Boston or New York City.Will Texas Stay Texan?
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A year before he had similarly arrived with news of the Boston Tea Party.The Bars That Made America Great
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Edgar was invited to study at the Berkeley School of Music in Boston and at NYU in New York City.Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar
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The trick has been to create nonstops from cities like Boston that were under-served.Goodbye, Bahamas. Hello, Havana!
December 18, 2014
Wahlberg grew up the youngest of nine children in a broken home in the rough Dorchester section of Boston.Mark Wahlberg’s Pardon Plea: A Look Back At His Troubling, Violent, and Racist Rap Sheet
December 7, 2014
It was on this errand that she first visited Boston—we believe in the winter of 1858-59.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
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Dogs are capering about, a collie, a setter, a Boston terrier.The Conquest of Fear
"I got the gun, and the Maxim-silencer thing, off a fence in Boston," he explained.Within the Law
Similar disasters have always been epochs in the chronology of Boston.Old News
He had gone aboard one of the vessels—a coaster from Boston.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
- a card game for four, played with two packs
- mainly US a slow gliding dance, a variation of the waltz
- 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)
- 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
Word Origin and History for boston
U.S. city, 1630, named for town in Lincolnshire, a region from which many settlers came to New England. The name is said to be literally "Botolph's Stone," probably from the name of some Anglo-Saxon landowner (Old English Botwulf). Boston Massacre was March 5, 1770; three civilians killed, two mortally wounded. Card game Boston (1800) is based on the siege of Boston during the American Revolution.
plural, originally (1614) a name for the Algonquian native people who lived around the bay, from Algonquian Massachusett "at the large hill," in reference to Great Blue Hill, southwest of Boston.
Capital of Massachusetts and largest city in the state.