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Definitions for Kingston
ˈkɪŋz tən, ˈkɪŋ stənkingston

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kingstonnoun

    a town on the Hudson River in New York

  2. Kingstonnoun

    a town in southeast Ontario on Lake Ontario near the head of the Saint Lawrence River

  3. Kingston, capital of Jamaica, Jamaican capitalnoun

    capital and largest city of Jamaica


  1. Kingstonnoun

    The capital of Jamaica.

  2. Kingstonnoun

    Any of various towns or cities in the UK, US, Canada or Australia.


  1. Kingston

    "Beautiful Girls" is the debut single by reggae-influenced musician Kingston/903682" target="_blank">Sean Kingston from his eponymous debut; it was first released in 2007. The song samples Ben E. King's classic "Stand by Me". The song is about a boy who is suicidal (or rather "in denial" in the edited version) over the failure of his relationship with a "beautiful girl". It is Kingston's signature song. The music video featured actor Tom Hardy who became friends with Kingston whilst living in Los Angeles in his early years of acting. Rapper Lil Mama and actors Kenny Vibert and Lil' JJ are featured in the music video directed by Marcus Raboy.


  1. kingston

    Kingston is a term that is commonly associated with place names. It can refer to: 1. The capital city of Jamaica, known for its reggae music culture and historical sites. 2. A town in Ontario, Canada, located on the eastern end of Lake Ontario. 3. A city in New York, USA, which was one of the original settlements in the state. 4. Numerous other towns and cities across the globe, particularly in English-speaking countries like the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Additionally, Kingston can also refer to: 5. A manufacturer of computer memory products, known as Kingston Technology. Thus, the specific meaning would depend on the context in which it is used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kingstonnoun

    alt. of Kingstone


  1. Kingston

    Kingston is a city in and the county seat of Ulster County, New York, USA. It is 91 miles north of New York City and 59 miles south of Albany. It became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 16, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections. Passenger rail service has since ceased, and many of the older buildings are part of three historic districts, such as the Stockade District uptown, the Midtown Neighborhood Broadway Corridor, and the Rondout-West Strand Historic District downtown.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Kingston

    1, capital (13) of Frontenac County, Ontario, on the NE. shore of the Lake, 150 m. E. of Toronto, an important commercial town with shipbuilding and engineering works; is the seat of Queen's University, military and medical colleges, and an observatory. 2, Capital (47) of Jamaica, on a great bay on the S. coast, on the edge of a sugar-growing district; exports sugar, tobacco, and dye-woods, and imports cotton, flour, and rice. 3, a town (21) on the Hudson, N.Y., has great blue stone-flag quarries, and cement-works, breweries, and tanneries.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. kingston

    A city in Ulster Co., N. Y., 90 miles north of New York City. It was burnt by a British force under Sir Henry Clinton, October 7, 1777; it was afterwards rebuilt and incorporated as a village in 1805.

  2. kingston

    A village and township of Luzerne Co., Pa. In this township the massacre of Wyoming took place, on July 3, 1778. See Wyoming Valley.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Kingston

    The capital of Jamaica, after William III., in whose reign (1693) it was founded.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kingston is ranked #4998 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Kingston surname appeared 7,033 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Kingston.

    84.3% or 5,932 total occurrences were White.
    9.7% or 687 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 219 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 111 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 55 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 29 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kingston in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kingston in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Kingston in a Sentence

  1. Kingston Reif:

    Missile Defense Review states that North Korea has yet to achieve the capability to credibly threaten the Kingston Reif homeland. North Korea has not conducted enough tests to establish confidence in a reliable, working missile. But we have to assume that North Korea has a nuclear-armed ICBM that could strike the Kingston Reif, even if the missile only have a 50 % chance of hitting a major Kingston Reif city, that's enough to establish a modicum of deterrence.

  2. Geoffrey P. Johnston:

    Kingston Whig-Standard

  3. Taylor Handley:

    Mayor of Kingston, i believe the crux of this show is about humanity.

  4. Kingston Reif:

    Missile defense has a role to play as part of a comprehensive effort to counter the North Korean threat but it's a limited one and its capabilities are often vastly overstated. Kingston Reif and Kingston Reif allies can not missile defense Kingston Reif way out of vulnerability to North Korea's nuclear missiles.

  5. Geneseo Police Spokesman Jeffrey Szczesniak:

    When the phone call was terminated by Colin, shortly thereafter Colin Kingston took his own life.

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    • A. moan
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