- 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.
- 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.
Examples from the Web for trenton
The budget is a mess and officials in Trenton are whispering about a state takeover of the city's finances.The Leak of a Mysterious Video Could Change the Outcome of Newark’s Mayor’s Race
Charles Upton Sahm
May 5, 2014
Just a few days later in Trenton, the state Assembly formed a special committee to investigate the lane closures.
During a December news conference in Trenton, Christie laughed off questions from journalist Matt Katz about the lane closures.
Stepien, the report claims, told Wildstein to go to “Trenton.”Team Christie Clears Christie Over Bridgegate
March 27, 2014
The movement was spearheaded by longtime MillerCoors shop floor technician Kelly Harris, who works at the Trenton, Ohio, brewery.Nation’s Largest Brewery Goes Landfill-Free
July 1, 2013
Trenton stopped the horse, and the boy looked up to see what was wrong.
You see, with the exception of myself, Mr. Trenton is about the rudest man in England.
Really, Mr. Trenton, we are getting along very rapidly, are we not?
The branch cracked ominously as Trenton leaned yet a little further.
Trenton looked around with anything but a welcome on his brow.
- 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)
- 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
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.
named 1664 by one of the proprietors, Sir George Carteret, for his home, the Channel island of Jersey. Jersey girl attested from 1770.