or wellington boot
- a leather boot with the front part of the top extending above the knee.
- a rubber or water-repellent leather boot extending to the knee or somewhat below it.
- half Wellington.
Origin of Wellington boot
- a country in the S Pacific, SE of Australia, consisting of North Island, South Island, and adjacent small islands: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 103,416 sq. mi. (267,845 sq. km). Capital: Wellington.
Examples from the Web for wellington
Wellington, New Zealand Our Oceania pick is the latest city to wholeheartedly embrace the global Brooklyn movement.Next Stop, Quito: Our Top Cities for 2015
December 19, 2014
You simply cannot make mistakes like that against someone such as the Duke of Wellington, who never really lost a battle.Napoleon Was a Dynamite Dictator
November 7, 2014
Nevertheless, doubts persist in Auckland and Wellington about the Greenwald-Dotcom linkup.Greenwald, Assange, and Snowden Join Forces with Kim Dotcom in New Zealand Election
September 17, 2014
Willie Herenton became the first black mayor of Memphis, and Wellington Webb became the first black mayor of Denver.The Unsung Heroism of Jesse Jackson
September 7, 2014
Gracie packed up her Wellington boots, long-sleeved shirts, and trousers, and flew to Caracas with a five-liter alembic still.When a Modern-Day Indiana Jones Met an Adventurous Gin Distiller
July 8, 2014
It was impossible to persuade Wellington that he was beaten until he actually was beaten.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
In these respects Napoleon and Wellington were both first-rate men of business.
A fine trait of the same kind is to be noted in the life of the Duke of Wellington.
There he was met by another Englishman by the name of Wellington who introduced him to Waterloo.Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
But if Wellington hoped that he would quit intriguing, he misjudged his man.The Snare
- an administrative district, formerly a province, of New Zealand, on SW North Island: major livestock producer in New Zealand. Capital: Wellington. Pop: 456 900 (2004 est). Area: 28 153 sq km (10 870 sq miles)
- the capital city of New Zealand. Its port, historically Port Nicholson, on Wellington Harbour has a car and rail ferry link between the North and South Islands; university (1899). Pop: 182 600 (2004 est)
- 1st Duke of, title of Arthur Wellesley. 1769–1852, British soldier and statesman; prime minister (1828–30). He was given command of the British forces against the French in the Peninsular War (1808–14) and routed Napoleon at Waterloo (1815)
- an independent dominion within the Commonwealth, occupying two main islands (the North Island and the South Island), Stewart Island, the Chatham Islands, and a number of minor islands in the SE Pacific: original Māori inhabitants ceded sovereignty to the British government in 1840; became a dominion in 1907; a major world exporter of dairy products, wool, and meat. Official languages: English and Māori. Religion: Christian majority, nonreligious and Māori minorities. Currency: New Zealand dollar. Capital: Wellington. Pop: 4 365 113 (2013 est). Area: 270 534 sq km (104 454 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for wellington
boot so called from 1817, for Arthur, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), who also in his lifetime had a style of coat, hat, and trousers named for him as well as a variety of apple and pine tree.
from Dutch Nieuw Zeeland, literally "new sea land," but chiefly a reference to the Dutch province of Zeeland. Discovered 1647 by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman and originally named Staaten Landt; the name was changed the following year by Dutch authorities.