Wellington

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, British soldier and statesman.

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Wellington

  1. The capital city of New Zealand.
  2. Several places in England:
    1. A village in Herefordshire, England (OS grid ref SO4948).
    2. A market town in Telford and Wrekin borough, Shropshire, England (OS grid ref SJ6511).
    3. A market town in Somerset West and Taunton district, Somerset, England (OS grid ref ST1320).
    4. A locality near Gosforth, Copeland borough, Cumbria, England (OS grid ref NY0704).
  3. Any of several places in a select number of countries, including:
    1. A town in Sumner County, New South Wales, Australia.
    2. A tiny township in South Australia.
    3. A neighborhood of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.
    4. A former name of a small incorporated fishing and lumbering village in Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, now called Dover.
    5. A community in the Regional Municipality of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; suburb of Halifax.
    6. A community in Yarmouth district municipality, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    7. A community in Queens County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    8. A municipality of Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
    9. An unincorporated place and community in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.
    10. A residential neighbourhood of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
    11. A town in The Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu, India.
    12. A town in the Western Cape, South Africa.
    13. An unincorporated community in Calhoun County, Alabama, United States.
    14. A statutory town in Larimer County, Colorado, United States.
    15. A village in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States.
    16. A village in Lovejoy Township, Iroquois County, Florida, United States.
    17. A city, the county seat of Sumner County, Kansas, United States.
    18. A home rule city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States; suburb of Louisville.
    19. An unincorporated community in Menifee County, Kentucky, United States.
    20. A small city in Piscataquis County, Maine, United States.
    21. An unincorporated community in Gogebic County, Michigan, United States.
    22. An unincorporated community in Lyon County, Nevada, United States, also Wellingtons and Wellingtons Station.
    23. A village in Lorain County, Ohio, United States.
    24. A city, the county seat of Collingsworth County, Texas, United States.
    25. A small city in Carbon County, Utah, United States.
    26. A ghost town and railroad community in King County, Washington, United States.
    27. A small town in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States.
  4. (New Zealand politics, slang) by extension, the Government of New Zealand.
  5. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, British soldier and statesman.
  6. A habitational surname from the places in England.
  7. (card games) In the game of nap, a bid that results in the bidder winning quadruple, or losing double, the amount staked.
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Etymology 2[edit]

A pair of Wellington boots

Named after Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, who wore and popularised this style of boot.

Noun[edit]

Wellington (plural Wellingtons)

  1. A Wellington boot.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Generalization from beef Wellington.

Noun[edit]

Wellington (plural Wellingtons)

  1. Meat baked in a puff pastry.
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Wellington f

  1. Wellington (the capital city of New Zealand)

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Wellington m

  1. A male given name