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

  • The capital of New Zealand, on an inlet of Cook Strait in extreme southern North Island. It was founded in 1840 and supplanted Auckland as capital in 1865. Population: 398,000.
  • Wellington, First Duke of. Title of Arthur Wellesley. Known as "the Iron Duke.” 1769-1852. British general and politician. Commander of British troops during the Peninsular War (1808-1814), he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo (1815), thus ending the Napoleonic Wars. As prime minister (1828-1830) he passed the Catholic Emancipation Act (1829).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Wellington boot
  • n. Meat baked in a puff pastry.
  • proper n. Any of several places in Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Somerset.
  • proper n. The capital of New Zealand.
  • proper n. by extension, the Government of New Zealand.
  • proper n. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, British soldier and statesman.
  • proper n. A habitational surname from the places in England.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot
  • n. the capital of New Zealand
  • n. British general and statesman; he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo; subsequently served as Prime Minister (1769-1852)

Etymologies

Generalization from beef Wellington (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • _Supplementary Despatches and Memoranda of the Duke of Wellington_ (15 vols., 1858-1872), edited by his son, the second Duke of Wellington, extending from 1797 to 1818; _Despatches, Correspondence, and Memoranda of the Duke of Wellington_ (8 vols., 1867-1880), by the same editor, extending from 1819 to 1832.

    The Political History of England - Vol XI From Addington's Administration to the close of William IV.'s Reign (1801-1837)

  • WELLINGTON (AFP) - Commemorations in New Zealand honouring the country's war dead were marred Sunday when a military helicopter heading to memorial services in Wellington crashed, killing three people.

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  • December 1st, 2009 WELLINGTON - Black Caps fast bowler Iain O'Brien has been cleared to play in the second cricket test against Pakistan in Wellington from Thursday.

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  • WELLINGTON - One woman was killed and two people were injured Sunday afternoon in a crash between a semitrailer and a Nissan crossover vehicle on Owl Canyon Road north of Wellington and west of Interstate 25.

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  • WELLINGTON (AFP) - Commemorations honouring New Zealand and Australia's war dead were marred Sunday when a military helicopter heading to memorial services in Wellington crashed, killing three people.

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  • WELLINGTON - Australian cricket vice-captain Michael Clarke has arrived in Wellington, but refused to answer a barrage of questions related to his private life with one-time fiancee and television personality-cum-model Lara Bingle, which ended last week.

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  • WELLINGTON - A Wellington man reportedly crashed his car near Delray Beach and told rescue workers that he had just killed his family.

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  • WELLINGTON - Five days after 21 polo horses mysteriously died in Wellington, university scientists Thursday singled out a chemical they think killed the ponies.

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  • WELLINGTON - The Wellington school board took a scalpel instead of an ax to next year's budget, and made only about half of the cuts that Superintendent Francis Scruci had discussed with them to head off a budget deficit projected for

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  • October 14th, 2009 WELLINGTON - Wellington all-rounder James Franklin believes he is the man who can replace Jacob Oram in the New Zealand middle order lineup for Tests.

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