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Boston

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noun Bos·ton \ˈbȯs-tən\

Definition of Boston

  1. 1 :  a variation of whist played with two decks of cards

  2. 2 [Boston, Massachusetts] :  a dance somewhat like a waltz



Origin of boston

French, from Boston, Massachusetts


First Known Use: 1800


Boston

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geographical name Bos·ton \ˈbȯs-tən\

Definition of Boston

  1. 1 city & port ∗ of Massachusetts on Massachusetts Bay pop 617,594

  2. 2 port E England in SE Lincolnshire in Parts of Holland pop 52,600

Bos·to·nian play \bȯ-ˈstō-nē-ən, -nyən\ adjective or noun



BOSTON Defined for Kids

Boston

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geographical name Bos·ton \ˈbȯ-stən\

Definition of Boston

  1. city, capital of Massachusetts





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