What does Westminster mean?

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ˈwɛstˌmɪn stərWest·min·ster

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Westminster, City of Westminster(noun)

    a borough of Greater London on the Thames; contains Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey


  1. Westminster(ProperNoun)

    A borough of London; it includes the principal offices of the British government


  1. Westminster

    Westminster is an area of central London, within the City of Westminster, England. It lies on the north bank of the River Thames, southwest of the City of London and 0.5 miles southwest of Charing Cross. It has a large concentration of London's historic and prestigious landmarks and visitor attractions, including the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Westminster Cathedral. Historically part of the parish of St Margaret in the City and Liberty of Westminster and the county of Middlesex, the name Westminster was the ancient description for the area around Westminster Abbey – the West Minster, or monastery church, that gave the area its name – which has been the seat of the government of England for almost a thousand years. Westminster is the location of the Palace of Westminster, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The nearest tube stations to Westminster are Westminster tube station, St James Park tube station and Waterloo tube station.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Westminster

    a city of Middlesex, on the N. bank of the Thames, and comprising a great part of the West End of London; originally a village, it was raised to the rank of a city when it became the seat of a bishop in 1451, but it was as the seat of the abbey that it developed into a bishop's see; the abbey, for which it is so famous, was erected as it now exists at the same period, during 1245-72, on the site of one founded by Edward the Confessor during 1045-65; in Westminster Parliaments were held as early as the 13th century, and it is as the seat of the legislative and legal authority of the country that it figures most in modern times, though the most interesting chapters in its history are connected with the abbey round which it sprang up. See Dean Stanley's "Memorials of Westminster."

Etymology and Origins

  1. Westminster

    This name has been from time immemorial given to the district of which the ancient fane tautologically styled “Westminster Abbey” is the centre. One does not speak of “York Minster Abbey” or “Lincoln Minster Abbey.” A minster is a great church in connection with a monastery. Since the Reformation the abbeys have been swept away, the Minsters remain. The earliest mention of “the West Minster” occurs in a Saxon charter of 785, in contradistinction to “the East Minster” that stood in those days somewhere on Tower Hill. All trace of this has been lost, yet it is possible that St Katherine’s Hospital, now displaced by the docks of the same name, grew out of it.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Westminster' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4263

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Westminster' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4321

How to pronounce Westminster?

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How to say Westminster in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Westminster in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Westminster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Westminster in a Sentence

  1. Theresa May:

    On the issue of Brexit, the country is coming together but Westminster is not.

  2. Frans Timmermans:

    We thought they are so brilliant, that in some vault somewhere in Westminster there will be a Harry Potter-like book with all the tricks and all the things in it to do.

  3. Nick Anstead:

    They've managed to appear to be both an insider and an outsider party, they run a government in Scotland and they get to act like outsiders in the context of Westminster politics.

  4. Gail Miller Bisher:

    For someone who loves dogs as I do, there is nothing more exciting than to be part of The Westminster Kennel Club, the premier organization in our sport and such a strong voice for all dogs.

  5. Nicola Sturgeon:

    By holding the balance of power in a hung Parliament, SNP MPs can work with others to lock David Cameron out of Downing Street -- and ensure that Scotland's priorities become priorities at Westminster.

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