Definitions

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

  • A town of eastern Massachusetts, a residential and industrial suburb of Boston. Population: 34,200.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A town in Essex
  • proper n. A city in Massachusetts

Etymologies

From the Old English personal name Branca + treow (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Grandma's been living for the last while with my uncle and aunt and their family in Braintree, and my grandma's house has been vacant for a while.

    To grandmother's house we go - maybe

  • Mr. DiMattio was born in Braintree, raised and educated in Quincy schools, and graduated from Quincy High School, Class of 1943.

    Harold DiMattio « Quincy Remembers World War II

  • The the closest that the entire expidition came to Braintree is the final destination in Dorchester — about 10 miles away. — dave

    Being John Adams - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • In the following years, one or both claimed to have eaten glass at establishments in Braintree and Quincy, Mass.

    Man Pleads Guilty to Multistate Insurance Fraud Scheme | Impact Lab

  • I highly recommend visiting the various Adams sites in Braintree, from the tiny farmhouse to the big farm to Abigail’s family’s house. — jonathan

    Being John Adams - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • When such dramatic license isn’t necessary, however, and it’s used anyway — Abigail Adams and Henry Knox meeting cute on the Post Road in Braintree — it makes me feel that the filmmakers are trying too hard to do something they shouldn’t be trying to do.

    Being John Adams - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Scott Brown carried 62 percent of the vote in Braintree.

    Lessons from Massachusett(e)s

  • In the HBO scene, the guns are paraded right past the Adams home in Braintree.

    Being John Adams - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • A narrow, two-lane offshoot named Grandview Road climbed steeply to the summit of the mount where, surrounded by a few acres of blacktop parking, the old Braintree Cinema had reopened in 1993 as a brand-new multiscreen General Cinemas complex known as The Braintree 10.

    The Town

  • Dalton that stored overstock Playboys under tables in the back of the store, the tobacconist C. B. Perkins that also sold lighters and knives, Recordtown, and the suburban girls that roamed the mall in packs and pairs—plus a movie theater, a detached two-screen job next to a Howard Johnson, known as the Braintree Cinema.

    The Town

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