Wel·​ling·​ton ˈwe-liŋ-tən How to pronounce Wellington (audio)
: a boot having a loose top with the front usually coming to or above the knee
usually used in plural

Word History


Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Wellington was in 1816

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Cite this Entry

“Wellington.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wellington. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Wel·​ling·​ton ˈwe-liŋ-tən How to pronounce Wellington (audio)
village in southeastern Florida west-southwest of Palm Beach population 56,508
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.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Wel·​ling·​ton ˈwe-liŋ-tən How to pronounce Wellington (audio)
1st Duke of 1769–1852 Arthur Wellesley; the Iron Duke British general and statesman

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