What does Boston mean?

Definitions for Bostonˈbɔ stən, ˈbɒs tən

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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Boston

    bost′on, n. a game at cards, somewhat similar to whist. [From Boston in Mass., U.S.]

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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Boston in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Boston in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    They say the cows laid out Boston. Well, there are worse surveyors.

  2. Mark Twain:

    Tomorrow night I appear for the first time before a Boston audience of 4000 critics.

  3. Michael Payne:

    The big challenge Boston has got to address is the question of public support because that will make or break The Boston bid.

  4. Tim Murray:

    Public investment in the Greater Boston area infrastructure for the Boston 2024 Olympics must not come at the expense of the rest of Massachusetts.

  5. Mayor Marty Walsh:

    We know the consequences of tobacco use are real and can be devastating, these proposed changes send a strong message that Boston takes the issue of preventing tobacco addiction seriously, and I hope that message is heard throughout Boston and across the entire country.

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