Definitions

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

  • The capital of New Jersey, in the west-central part of the state on the Delaware River northeast of Philadelphia. Settled c. 1679 by Quakers, it was the site of a pivotal battle in the American Revolution in which George Washington's troops captured a Hessian encampment in a surprise attack (December 26, 1776). Population: 83,900.

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  • proper n. The state capital of New Jersey, USA.
  • proper n. A male given name derived from the place name.

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

  • n. capital of the state of New Jersey; located in western New Jersey on the Delaware river

Etymologies

Originally named "Trent's town" in the seventeenth century, after a Quaker William Trent. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • NANCY EUBANK, GREAT-GRANDMOTHER OF MISSING TRENTON: She ` s my granddaughter, Melinda is my granddaughter, Trenton is my great grandson.

    CNN Transcript Sep 8, 2006

  • TRENTON - As lawmakers in Trenton held a hearing at the Statehouse on his administration's mistake that cost New Jersey $400 million in federal "Race to the Top" education aid, Gov.

    New Jersey Real-Time News

  • TRENTON - Dozens of Trenton police officers, firefighters, and civilian employees received layoff notices yesterday, starting a 45-day countdown to mass terminations Oct. 22.

    New Jersey Real-Time News

  • TRENTON - New Jersey's Supreme Court has thrown out the search of a Trenton man's apartment that yielded a cache of guns and weapons.

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  • TRENTON - New Jersey's original manuscript of the U.S. Bill of Rights is on display Thursday and Friday in the state archives in Trenton.

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  • First Impression: The name Trenton calls to mind a quiet loner who overcompensates for his shyness by acting like a bully and a punk.

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  • Bail jumping in Trenton is down to small potatoes.

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  • Reports say he showed up late at the VFW 1st District meeting in Trenton, MO.

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  • When he takes office in Trenton, Bayonne will rise up several feet.

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  • Clay Conard born in Trenton, NJ, incarcerated in Florida in the 1980's and currently living in Massachusetts working as a veteran's representative.

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