Wellington

noun Wel·ling·ton \ 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 and Etymology of wellington

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington


Wellington

biographical name Wel·ling·ton \ ˈwe-liŋ-tən \

Definition of Wellington

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

Wellington

geographical name Wel·ling·ton \ ˈwe-liŋ-tən \

Definition of Wellington

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.

WELLINGTON Defined for English Language Learners

Wellington

noun

Definition of Wellington for English Language Learners

  • : a tall boot made of rubber


Wellington

noun

Definition of Wellington for English Language Learners

  • : a tall boot made of rubber


Wellington

noun

Definition of Wellington for English Language Learners

  • : a tall boot made of rubber



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