Wellington

noun
Wel·​ling·​ton | \ ˈwe-liŋ-tən How to pronounce Wellington (audio) \

Definition of Wellington

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

Wellington

biographical name
Wel·​ling·​ton | \ ˈwe-liŋ-tən How to pronounce Wellington (audio) \

Definition of Wellington (Entry 2 of 3)

1st Duke of 1769–1852 Arthur Wellesley; the Iron Duke British general and statesman

Wellington

geographical name
Wel·​ling·​ton | \ ˈwe-liŋ-tən How to pronounce Wellington (audio) \

Definition of Wellington (Entry 3 of 3)

1 village in southeastern Florida west-southwest of Palm Beach population 56,508
2 city and port on Port Nicholson (Wellington Harbor) on Cook Strait in the southwestern part of the North Island, New Zealand population 187,500

Note: Wellington is the capital of New Zealand.

First Known Use of Wellington

Noun

1816, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Wellington

Noun

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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The first known use of Wellington was in 1816

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“Wellington.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wellington. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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Wellington

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English Language Learners Definition of Wellington

British : a tall boot made of rubber

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