Definitions for Bostonˈbɔ stən, ˈbɒs tən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Bos•tonˈbɔ stən, ˈbɒs tən(n.)

  1. the capital of Massachusetts, in the E part. 558,394.

    Category: Geography (places)

Bos•to•ni•anbɔˈstoʊ ni ən, bɒˈstoʊ-(adj.; n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Boston, Hub of the Universe, Bean Town, Beantown, capital of Massachusetts(noun)

    state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services

Wiktionary

  1. Boston(ProperNoun)

    The capital and largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, located in the northeastern United States.

  2. Boston(ProperNoun)

    A town in Lincolnshire, England.

  3. Boston(ProperNoun)

    An eighteenth-century trick-taking card game for four players, with two packs of fifty-two cards each.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boston(noun)

    a game at cards, played by four persons, with two packs of fifty-two cards each; -- said to be so called from Boston, Massachusetts, and to have been invented by officers of the French army in America during the Revolutionary war

Freebase

  1. Boston

    Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz, the band is a staple of classic rock radio playlists. Boston's best-known works include the songs "More Than a Feeling", "Peace of Mind", "Foreplay/Long Time", "Rock and Roll Band", "Smokin'", "Don't Look Back" and "Amanda." They have sold over 31 million albums in the United States, of which 17 million are their self-titled debut album and 7 million are their second album, Don't Look Back.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Boston

    a Lincolnshire seaport, on the Witham, 30 m. SE. of Lincoln; exports coal, machinery, corn, and wool, and imports timber and general goods. There is a large cattle and sheep market, also canvas and sail-cloth works. Fox, the martyrologist, was a native. It has a spacious church, which is a conspicuous landmark and beacon at sea.

  2. Boston

    on Massachusetts Bay, is the capital of Massachusetts and the chief city of New England, one of the best-built and best-appointed cities of the Union. With an excellent harbour and eight converging railways it is an emporium of trade, and very wealthy. Sugar, wool, hides, and chemicals are imported; farm produce, cattle, cotton, and tobacco exported; boot and shoe making is one of many varied industries. The many educational institutions and its interest in literature and art have won for it the title of American Athens. Among famous natives were Franklin, Poe, and Emerson; while most American men of letters have been associated with it. The Boston riots of 1770 and 1773 were the heralds of the revolution, and the first battle was fought at Bunker Hill, not far off, now included in it.


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