What does Boston mean?

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ˈbɔ stən, ˈbɒs tənBos·ton

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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


  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


  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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. boston

    A city and capital of Massachusetts, situated on the west side of Massachusetts Bay, at the mouth of Charles River. It was built about 1627. Here originated that resistance to the British authorities which led to American independence. The act of Parliament laying duties on tea, papers, colors, etc. (passed June, 1767), so excited the indignation of the citizens of Boston, that they destroyed several hundred chests of tea, December 16, 1773. Boston seaport was shut by the English Parliament, until restitution should be made to the East India Company for the tea lost, March 25, 1774. The town was besieged by the British next year, and 400 houses were destroyed. A battle between the royalist and independent troops, in which the latter were defeated, took place June 17, 1775; the city was evacuated by the king’s troops, April, 1776. The inhabitants were very zealous against slavery in 1861.

Editors Contribution

  1. Boston

    1) a seaport in and the capital of Massachusetts, in the E part. 2) (lowercase) a variety of whist, popular in the early 19th century, played by four persons with two packs of cards. 3) (usually lowercase) a social dance that is a modification of the waltz. 4) a card game for four, played with two packs 5) mainly US a slow gliding dance, a variation of the waltz

    A tense commute to work in Houston will start to resemble a tense commute in Boston or New York City.

    Etymology: The trick has been to create nonstops from cities like Boston that were under-served.

    Submitted by anonymous on July 30, 2020  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Boston

    Short for St Botolph’s Town. “The stump” of the church is seen from afar across the Boston Deeps.

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  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

Examples of Boston in a Sentence

  1. Diane Nealon:

    Asking hundreds of volunteers to come down to Boston Common and plant 37,000-plus flags was a difficult thing for us to get our head around, we thought that it would be making some folks unsafe.

  2. Jessica Paar:

    We were introduced recently to members of the Boston 2024 Committee and had a very preliminary conversation about collaborating on a special beer in the future, there's nothing set in stone. It's just a fun idea we talked about.

  3. Des Linden:

    I'm confident in the shoes I've had and I've done Boston Marathon before, i can't control what anyone else is wearing.

  4. Tuukka Rask:

    I want to be with my teammates competing, but at this moment, there are things more important than hockey in my life, and that is being with my family, i want to thank the Boston Bruins and my teammates for their support and wish them success.

  5. Kurt Schwartz:

    When we're thinking of the Boston Marathon, that's a primary goal, we could create a 20-yard buffer between the street and the nearest spectator, but it would just so fundamentally change the char of the day, it would be short-sighted.

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