Wellington

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Wel·ling·ton

noun \ˈwe-liŋ-tən\

Definition of WELLINGTON

:  a boot having a loose top with the front usually coming to or above the knee —usually used in plural

Origin of WELLINGTON

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
First Known Use: 1817

Wel·ling·ton

biographical name \ˈwe-liŋ-tən\

Definition of WELLINGTON

1st Duke of 1769–1852 Arthur Wellesley; the Iron Duke British gen. & statesman

Wel·ling·ton

geographical name \ˈwe-liŋ-tən\

Definition of WELLINGTON

1
village SE Florida pop 56,508
2
city & port of New Zealand in SW North Island on Port Nicholson (Wellington Harbor) on Cook Strait pop 179,466

Wellington

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2006: city, 178,500; urban agglom., 397,714), port, and capital of New Zealand. It is located at the southern shore of the North Island, on Port Nicholson. Founded in 1840, it became a municipality in 1853. In 1865 the capital was transferred there from Auckland. It is the financial, commercial, and transportation centre of New Zealand. Wellington produces transportation equipment, machinery, metal products, textiles, and printed materials. It is the site of the major government buildings and the headquarters of many cultural, scientific, and agricultural organizations.

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