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ˈprɪns tənprince·ton

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Princetonnoun

    a university town in central New Jersey

  2. Princeton University, Princetonnoun

    a university in New Jersey


  1. Princetonnoun

    a town in New Jersey.

  2. Princetonnoun

    a private university in the aforementioned town.


  1. Princeton

    Princeton is a municipality with a borough form of government in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, that was established on January 1, 2013, through the consolidation of the Borough of Princeton and Princeton Township. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 28,572, reflecting the former township's population of 16,265, along with the 12,307 in the former borough. Princeton is best known as the location of Princeton University, which has been sited in the community since 1756. Although Princeton is a "college town", there are other important institutions in the area, including the Institute for Advanced Study, Westminster Choir College, Princeton Theological Seminary, Educational Testing Service, Opinion Research Corporation, Siemens Corporate Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sarnoff Corporation, FMC Corporation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Amrep, Church and Dwight, Berlitz International, and Dow Jones & Company. Princeton is roughly equidistant from New York City and Philadelphia. Princeton is close to many major highways that serve both cities, and receives all major TV and radio broadcasts from each. New Jersey's capital is the city of Trenton, but the governor's official residence has been in Princeton since 1945, when Morven in the borough became the first Governor's mansion. It was later replaced by the larger Drumthwacket, a colonial mansion located in the township. Morven became a museum property of the New Jersey Historical Society.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Princeton

    a town of New Jersey, 50 m. SW. of New York; was the scene of a battle in the War of Independence, and the meeting-place of the Continental Congress of 1783; now noted as the seat of the College of New Jersey, founded at Newark 1746, and removed to Princeton ten years later, with now 50 teachers and 600 students; Jonathan Edwards and Dr. James M'Cosh as presidents, James Madison and others as alumni, have given it lustre. The Theological Seminary, the oldest and largest Presbyterian one in the States, was founded in 1812, and a School of Science in 1871. The college is rich in museums, observatories, laboratories, libraries, and funds.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. princeton

    A town of Mercer Co., N. J., about 40 miles northeast of Philadelphia. This place was the scene of an important engagement during the Revolutionary struggle, although the numbers engaged were comparatively small. On hearing of the English reverse at Trenton (which see), Gen. Howe immediately ordered Cornwallis, who was in New York, to proceed with his forces to Princeton. Leaving a part of his troops at this place, he proceeded towards Trenton with the intention of giving battle to the Americans, and arrived with his vanguard on January 1, 1777. Washington, learning that only three regiments were left at Princeton, by a circuitous night march arrived there by daybreak of January 3, surprised and completely routed the enemy with a loss of 200 killed and wounded, and as many prisoners. The American loss did not exceed 30. This event greatly aroused the drooping spirits of the colonists, who had been previously disheartened by a series of reverses.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Princeton in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Princeton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Princeton in a Sentence

  1. Dan Gainor:

    Since when is it a university's role to teach ‘healthy masculinity?’ I doubt seriously that most Princeton academics have a clue what ‘masculinity’ really means, the job also calls for ‘challenging belief systems and social constructs.’ More lefty social garbage trying to remake men so they aren’t men.

  2. Suniya Luthar:

    We've got to stop this business of letting kids believe that if I just get into one more AP class, if I just get another GPA point, that will make the difference in getting into Harvard ... or Princeton ... and the feeling that if I don't go to Harvard or Princeton, that essentially, my life is over.

  3. Al Curley:

    This is an important matter, it is a time where Princeton University has the opportunity to be a pioneer and make history and they need to consider this closely.

  4. Stephen Hsu:

    Nader and Taylor both went to Princeton undergrad, so they say that if this works, Princeton's next.

  5. University Chancellor Phyllis Wise:

    It's disappointing that, once again, Princeton Review is promoting this pseudo-ranking as though it were meaningful, it's insulting to all of our students, since they are here to prepare to become leaders of their generation.

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