- Maxine Hong [hong] /hɒŋ/, born 1940, U.S. novelist.
- a seaport in and the capital of Jamaica.
- a port in SE Ontario, in SE Canada, on Lake Ontario.
- a city in SE New York, on the Hudson River.
- a borough in E Pennsylvania, on the Susquehanna River opposite Wilkes-Barre.
- an island in the West Indies, S of Cuba. 4413 sq. mi. (11,430 sq. km).
- a republic coextensive with this island: formerly a British colony; became independent in 1962, retaining membership in the Commonwealth of Nations. Capital: Kingston.
Examples from the Web for kingston
“We were forced to operate as if we were running some Kingston sound system clash,” recalls Parkes.Inside London’s Wild Brixton Academy: How Gangsters and Kurt Cobain Made It London’s Top Music Venue
September 29, 2014
“We work with a physician who has a risk of violence screening tool,” Kingston told The Daily Beast.
Screening and assessment for trauma and violence may help make schools safer, Kingston said.
On Tuesday night, Kingston thanked his supporters for their help and wasted no time firing the first shot at Perdue.Deep-Pocketed Perdue, Kingston Defeat Tea Party Favorites in Georgia
May 21, 2014
Both Kingston and Perdue are strongly opposed to comprehensive immigration reform as well.Tea Party Loses Key Battles, But Is Winning The War
May 21, 2014
Next morning, however, we saw her at anchor in the channel that leads to Kingston.
After a march of several days we came to a hamlet, not a great distance from Kingston.
The stone for the former was brought from Kingston, Canada West.Cleveland Past and Present
A line connecting Kingston and Spanishtown was opened on the 21st of November, 1845.The Railroad Question
It was written at Kingston, Jamaica, almost three months ago.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
- the capital and chief port of Jamaica, on the SE coast: University of the West Indies. Pop: 574 000 (2005 est)
- a port in SE Canada, in SE Ontario: the chief naval base of Lake Ontario and a large industrial centre; university (1841). Pop: 108 158 (2001)
- the capital of Norfolk Island, in the S Pacific Ocean
- short for Kingston upon Thames
- an island and state in the Caribbean: colonized by the Spanish from 1494 onwards, large numbers of Black slaves being imported; captured by the British in 1655 and established as a colony in 1866; gained full independence in 1962; a member of the Commonwealth. Exports: chiefly bauxite and alumina, sugar, and bananas. Official language: English. Religion: Protestant majority. Currency: Jamaican dollar. Capital: Kingston. Pop: 2 909 714 (2013 est). Area: 10 992 sq km (4244 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for kingston
West Indian island, from Taino (Arawakan) xaymaca, said to mean "rich in springs." Columbus when he found it in 1494 named it Santiago, but this did not stick. Related: Jamaican. The Jamaica in New York probably is a Delaware (Algonquian) word meaning "beaver pond" altered by influence of the island name.