What does Westminster mean?

Definitions for Westminster
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

Wiktionary

  1. Westminster(ProperNoun)

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Bill McFadden:

    That's just kind of a tradition, dogs that have had a good career, they'll end it at Westminster.

  2. Terry McAuliffe:

    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign in waiting, ‘Ready for Hillary,’ … is piggybacking off the winner of last week’s The Westminster Kennel Club 139th Annual Dog Show to pitch some trinkets like dog collars and bowls. In the past, the group has featured a brown Boston terrier. But in a new email a beagle, like the show winner, is used.

  3. John Edmunds:

    The government here in Westminster clearly made a decision that this is the sort of level of incidence that they're willing to tolerate, the level of incidence here in the UK is significantly higher than similar countries around Europe, but we've obviously decided that we can tolerate that level of incidence, or the government has.

  4. Nigel Farage:

    The consequences of me failing to secure a seat for myself in the [House of] Commons would be significant for both myself and the party, it is frankly just not credible for me to continue to lead the party without a Westminster seat ... If I fail to win South Thanet, it is curtains for me. I will have to step down.

  5. Nelson Wiseman:

    Her letter, I believe, sets the stage for her run at the Liberal leadership if the Liberals lose in October and Justin Trudeau steps down, she is a victim of the parliamentary system which in Canada imposes sturdier party discipline than in any of the other Westminster parliamentary systems. The letter reveals her naivet, as a rookie Member of Parliament, about how the system works.

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