from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital and largest city of Massachusetts, in the eastern part of the state on Boston Bay, an arm of Massachusetts Bay. Founded in the 17th century, it was a leading center of agitation against England in the 18th century and a stronghold of abolitionist thought in the 19th century. Today it is a major commercial, financial, and educational hub. Population: 591,000.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The capital and largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, located in the northeastern United States.
- proper n. A town in Lincolnshire, England.
- proper n. An eighteenth-century trick-taking card game for four players, with two packs of fifty-two cards each.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A game at cards, played by four persons, with two packs of fifty-two cards each; -- said to be so called from Boston, Massachusetts, and to have been invented by officers of the French army in America during the Revolutionary war.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A game of cards.
- n. The first five tricks taken by a player in the game of boston.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services
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