Trenton

[ tren-tn ]
/ ˈtrɛn tn /

noun

a city in and the capital of New Jersey, in the W part, on the Delaware River: Washington defeated Hessian troops here 1776.
a city in SE Michigan, S of Detroit.
a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada.

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OTHER WORDS FROM Trenton

Tren·to·ni·an [tren-toh-nee-uh n] /trɛnˈtoʊ ni ən/, noun

Definition for trenton (2 of 2)

New Jersey

noun

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM New Jersey

New Jer·sey·ite [jur-zee-ahyt] /ˈdʒɜr ziˌaɪt/, New Jer·sey·an, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for trenton (1 of 2)

Trenton
/ (ˈtrɛntən) /

noun

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)

British Dictionary definitions for trenton (2 of 2)

New Jersey

noun

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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Cultural definitions for trenton

New Jersey

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.

notes for New Jersey

One of the thirteen colonies.
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