What does Wellington mean?

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ˈwɛl ɪŋ tənWelling·ton

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wellington, Duke of Wellington, First Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Iron Dukenoun

    British general and statesman; he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo; subsequently served as Prime Minister (1769-1852)

  2. Wellington, capital of New Zealandnoun

    the capital of New Zealand

  3. Hessian boot, hessian, jackboot, Wellington, Wellington bootnoun

    (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot

Wiktionary

  1. Wellingtonnoun

    A Wellington boot

  2. Wellingtonnoun

    Meat baked in a puff pastry.

  3. Wellingtonnoun

    Any of several places in Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Somerset.

  4. Wellingtonnoun

    The capital of New Zealand.

  5. Wellington

    by extension, the Government of New Zealand.

  6. Wellington

    Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, British soldier and statesman.

  7. Wellington

    from the places in England.

  8. wellingtonnoun

    (the boot).

Freebase

  1. Wellington

    Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand. It is at the southwestern tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range. It is home to 395,600 residents. The Wellington urban area is the major population centre of the southern North Island, and is the seat of the Wellington Region – which in addition to the urban area covers the Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa. The urban area includes four cities: Wellington, on the peninsula between Cook Strait and Wellington Harbour, contains the central business district and about half of Wellington's population; Porirua on Porirua Harbour to the north is notable for its large Māori and Pacific Island communities; Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt are largely suburban areas to the northeast, together known as the Hutt Valley. Wellington also holds the distinction of being the world's southernmost capital city. In 2008, Wellington was classified as a Gamma World City in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory by Loughborough University. The 2010 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Wellington 12th in the world. In 2011 Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2011 named Wellington as fourth in its Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2011, referring to the New Zealand capital as the "coolest little capital in the world".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Wellington

    the capital of New Zealand, in the North Island, on Cook Strait; has a spacious harbour, with excellent accommodation for shipping, a number of public buildings, including government offices, and two cathedrals, a Roman Catholic and an Anglican, and a considerable trade; in 1865 it superseded Auckland as the capital of the whole of New Zealand.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Wellington

    This province and capital city of New Zealand received the name of the Duke of Wellington.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wellington in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wellington in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Wellington in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Wiener:

    Wellington puts the lie to the current accepted wisdom that active management can't outperform.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    As [ Duke of ] Wellington said, ‘ nothing save a battle loss is quite so melancholy as a battle won. ’ We won the battle and now we have to watch the movie.

  3. Napoleon Bonaparte:

    I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers; we will settle this matter by lunch time.

  4. Lawrence Glazer:

    There has been a growing chorus among investors who want these firms to speak up. With Wellington speaking up, it is going to put pressure on the others to do the same.

  5. Robert Heinlein:

    Anyone who clings to the historically untrue - and thoroughly immoral - doctrine that violence never settles anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler would referee. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forgot this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and there freedoms.

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