Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northeast Massachusetts, a residential and industrial suburb of Boston. It was formerly an important shoe-making center. Population: 88,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A habitational surname.
  • proper n. Any of several place names ( outside Britain named for persons with the surname).
  • proper n. A male given name usually appearing as a middle name.
  • proper n. A female given name, popular as a middle name.

Etymologies

From place names in Norfolk and Scotland, Scottish Gaelic linne ("stream, pool") or from corresponding Old English/Celtic words. (Wiktionary)

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