Boston

noun
Bos·​ton | \ ˈbȯ-stən How to pronounce Boston (audio) \

Definition of Boston

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a variation of whist played with two decks of cards
2 [Boston, Massachusetts] : a dance somewhat like a waltz

Boston

geographical name
Bos·​ton | \ ˈbȯ-stən How to pronounce Boston (audio) \

Definition of Boston (Entry 2 of 2)

1 city, port on Massachusetts Bay, and capital of Massachusetts population 617,594
2 port in Parts of Holland, Lincolnshire, eastern England population 52,600

Other Words from Boston

Geographical name

Bostonian \ bȯ-​ˈstō-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Boston (audio) , -​nyən \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of Boston

Noun

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Boston

Noun

French, from Boston, Massachusetts

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“Boston.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Boston. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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